Pupil Premium

At The Ripley Academy, we are committed to ensuring that every child has the right to a high quality broad and balanced education, regardless of their background. Our vision is for all of our pupils, including disadvantaged pupils to be #nothingshortofremarkable. We have high expectations for our students to be the most ambitious and committed version of themselves. We aspire for our disadvantaged students to be proud to achieve in line with other students nationally. We aim to achieve this by focusing relentlessly on four main strands:


We aim to achieve this by focusing relentlessly on three main strands

  1. Positive Discrimination:

We will ensure all staff:

  • Know who their disadvantaged pupils are.
  • Challenge every learner every lesson with prepared targeted questions.
  • Conduct regular progress checks and interventions as appropriate.
  • Encourage learners through targeted praise and rewards.
  1. Removing Barriers:

We will ensure all staff:

  • Identify and address any gaps in knowledge, skills and understanding.
  • Build positive relationships with learners and parents.
  • Ensure students are fully equipped for learning.
  • Remove any barriers to homework completion.
  1. Raising Aspirations:

We will ensure all staff:

  • Encourage the use of academic language in our students.
  • Celebrate the successes and work of learners.
  • Provide a wide range of cultural and extra-curricular opportunities.
  • Encourage leadership roles amongst our disadvantaged learners.


What is the Pupil Premium funding?

The Government allocates funding to support:

  • Students in receipt of free school meals or who have claimed FSM in the last six years
  • Students who are looked after by the Local Authority,
  • Children adopted from care under Adoption and Children Act 2002 and
  • The children of Armed Service family