At Shuttleworth College we are committed to providing equal opportunities for all students regardless of background or circumstance.

Pupil Premium funding allows us to ensure all disadvantaged students can access and receive support, intervention and resources to enable them to have the same opportunities and outcomes and make the same progress as their peers.

Guided by our school values and ethos, Shuttleworth College’s main aim is to close the gap between disadvantaged students and their peers in all areas with particular focus on:

  • Attendance
  • Behaviour
  • Progress in English and Maths
  • Literacy skills

We hope to achieve this through ensuring that the planning and delivery of all lessons meet the needs and accelerate the progress of all pupils. Alongside this, timely and appropriate interventions are put in place, within and beyond the classroom, to ensure the achievement gap is narrowed rapidly and behaviour and wider issues are addressed.

View our Pupil Premium Strategy here


What is Pupil Premium funding?

Pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. It’s designed to help disadvantaged pupils of all abilities perform better, and close the gap between them and their peers.

Who is Pupil Premium funding available for?

Pupil Premium funding is available for all children who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the past 6 years and children who have been looked after for 6 months or longer.

What are free school meals and how do I know if I am eligible?

Free School meals (FSM) are available to students whose parents/carers are in receipt of certain benefits. More information on eligibility on FSM and how to claim can be found here (