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Pupil Premium

The purpose of pupil premium funding is to improve the educational outcomes for disadvantaged pupils. The criteria for this are pupils who are eligible for free school meals, or have been eligible in the past 6 years, pupils who have been adopted from care or have left care, and children who are looked after by the local authority. Evidence suggests that disadvantaged children face added challenge, and therefore, the Department for Education encourages schools to use the pupil premium allocation (which is in addition to main school funding) to tackle educational equality, including narrowing the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers. A good education is regarded as the key to improving life chances.

Our principle aim at Cottenham Village College is to provide excellent teaching and learning opportunities for all our pupils at Cottenham Village College, providing appropriate provision and support where needed for all pupil groups. We strive to offer an education which is underpinned by a challenging and accessible curriculum, robust learning support mechanisms and excellent pastoral care. Cottenham Village College uses the pupil premium funding to raise attainment, enhance personal development. The approach at CVC is linked to the seven building blocks identified by the National Foundation for Educational Research as having success in raising attainment for disadvantaged students. As well as focusing on academic achievement, it is important that the funding is also used to support pupils with their well-being. Therefore, social and emotional learning features within the school’s strategy to address the barriers that disadvantaged pupils face.



To find out more about Pupil Premium and how to apply, please click here

Please click the following link to view our Cottenham VC’s Pupil Premium Strategy (2022-23)


Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2020-21




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