The Academy’s vision is one in which students ‘experience excellence every day’. Although disadvantaged pupils face many complex barriers to achievement, our core belief is that the delivery of a challenging, knowledge-rich curriculum is a lever for social change. It is through the design and effective implementation of this curriculum that disadvantage will be reduced. Therefore, our Pupil Premium Strategy is focused on ensuring that disadvantaged pupils leave school with the same knowledge, skills and qualifications as their peers. The strategy centres on evidence-informed, high quality teaching, with the provision of targeted academic support and wider strategies (including experiences and pastoral support), where needed.