Barnes Rd, Murton, Co. Durham SR7 9QR 0191 517 5900


The pupil premium has been paid to the school since April 2011. It is allocated by the government to children from lower-income families who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals (and from April 2012 for those who had free school meals at any stage in the last six years).

It is also paid to children who have been looked after or in care of the local authority for more than six months. And, in addition, money is allocated to children of those in the Armed Forces.

Pupil Premium Action Plan Academic Year 2020/2021


Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received

April 2017 – March 2018 April 2018 – March 2019 April 2019 – March 2020 April 2020 – March 2021
Total number of pupils on roll 495 494 503
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG 183 182 179
Total amount of PPG received £241,560 £240,240 £236,280 £

Pupil premium is allocated on a tax year basis. Therefore the allocation can not be completed until April 2021. We estimate costs based on the strategy and evaluate it at the end of the year.

Summary of main barriers of pupils at Ribbon Academy

There is no overwhelming evidence of one key barrier to learning for the pupils a Ribbon Academy. Individuals have personal barriers that are discussed at team meetings, inclusion meetings and leadership meetings. Provision is then put into place ensuring an individualised approach is taken. Support from experts and evidence from the Education Endowment Foundation is used to ensure that the approach adopted has the greatest impact on individuals. There are clear systems that ensure a whole school ethos is in place where every child is set challenging, individualised targets based on data and circumstance. The barriers that are more common come under the following headings:

  • Attendance and punctuality
  • Parental involvement
  • Poor literacy skills
  • Poor numeracy skills
  • Home dynamics
  • Social and emotional (including self-esteem)
  • Level of resilience

Below you can find our Pupil Premium Strategy, Impact Review and information regarding the attainment of children in receipt of pupil premium as compared to those children not in receipt.

Further information regarding our Pupil Premium Strategy can be sought by contacting Miss K Jones (Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion).

Downloadable documents

Pupil Premium Expenditure 2019 -20

Review of Pupil Premium Expenditure 2018 -19

Review of Pupil Premium Expenditure 2019 - 20

Pupil Premium Strategy 2020 - 21