What is the Pupil Premium?
The pupil premium is additional funding which is given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
Pupil premium funding is available to:
- local authority maintained schools, including special schools and pupil referral units (PRUs)
- voluntary-sector alternative provision (AP), with local authority agreement
- special schools not maintained by the local authority (NMSS)
- academies and free schools, including special and AP academies
In the 2015 to 2016 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:
- £1,320 for pupils in reception year to year 6
Schools will also receive £1,900 for each pupil who has left local-authority care because of one of the following:
- a special guardianship order
- a child arrangements order
- a residence order
If a pupil has been registered as eligible for free school meals and has also left local-authority care for any of the reasons above, they will attract the £1,900 rate. Children who have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more also attract £1,900 of pupil premium funding.
Pupil Premium Allocation: 2015-16 £467,120.00
We currently have 353 children for whom the grant funding has been allocated. We monitor these children’s achievement and attainment at our termly Pupil Progress Meetings to ensure that any needs arising from their disadvantage are met from the grant.
How do we use the funding?
At Kingsley, we strive to use the pupil premium funding effectively to accelerate learning for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals. We ensure that a wide range of opportunities are on offer to help all children achieve their potential.
We refer to the Education Endowment Foundation teaching and learning toolkit (https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/toolkit/) to ensure that we use the pupil premium effectively.
What support do we offer at Kingsley?
Subsidised class trips
Read, Write, Inc. (reading and phonics teaching)
Subsidised educational trips
A wide range of after school clubs and sports for KS1 and KS2 pupils
1:1 tuition for disadvantaged and more able pupils
English as an additional language provision
Speech & Language support
Weekly staff training
CPD Training for Middle Leaders
CPD Training for Teaching Assistants
CPD training for PSAs
Pupil counselling services through Place2Be
Welfare Protection Officer
Parent workshops (phonics; reading; Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2 SATs; Year 6 secondary transfer)
Parents invited in to school to listen to their child reading
Parents accompanying on class trips
Pupil Premium Allocation: 2014-15 £453,971.00
In 2014-15 we had 347 children for whom the grant funding was allocated.
For a detailed breakdown of how these funds were spent and the impact on attainment please see the document below.
Pupil Premium Spend 2014-15