Government Funding


The pupil premium is additional funding given to schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

The Avenue School Special Needs Acadamy received the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:

  • £1,300 for secondary-aged pupils
  • £935 for primary-aged pupils

The school also received £1,900 for each pupil who:

  • Has been looked after for 1 day or more
  • Has been adopted from care
  • Has left care under: a special guardianship order, a residence order or a child arrangement order


 PE and sport premium funding is based pupils aged 5 to 10 at The Avenue School, the amount is determined by the number of eligible pupils in the school for the January school census.

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of physical education (PE), physical activity and sport you offer.


The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives state-funded schools, including special schools and alternative provision settings, additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).

COVID-19 Catch-Up Premium

The  school gets the coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium grant in academic year 2020 to 2021, we will be publishing details of:

  • how it is intended that the grant will be spent
  • how the effect of this expenditure on the educational attainment of those pupils at the school will be assessed