Pupil Premium

Bede Academy became one of the most improved schools in the country in terms of attainment and value added progress of disadvantaged students since 2012. This resulted in winning the local Key Stage 4 category of DfE Pupil Premium Awards in 2017.

In 2016 Bede Academy was the top performing school in Northumberland for disadvantaged students both in terms of Progress8 and Attainment 8. The Academy ranked 2nd in terms of the proportion of students successfully achieving the EBacc.  In 2018 Bede Academy was in the top 20% of all schools for disadvantaged Progress8

Destinations for disadvantaged students continue to demonstrate the impact of high quality CEIAG and aspirations. In 2018, 60% of disadvantaged students in Key Stage 5 progressed to University, and in Key Stage 4 100% of disadvantaged students went on to further study.  There were no students leaving the Academy NEET at any Key Stage.


The Pupil Premium allocation for the current (and previous) academic year.

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged students and close the gap between them and their peers.

In the academic year 2017-2018 Bede Academy will receive £285,450 for this purpose. Funding was spent on addressing 8 identified barriers to progress, with the continued provision of interventions to accelerate progress and inclusion of strategies to enhance parental engagement and support

Details of how the pupil premium was spent in 2017-2018 and the 2018-2019 action plan (including how the pupil premium will be spent) can be found here.

Details of how the pupil premium was spent in 2016-2017 and the impact of this spend can be found here.