What is The Pupil Premium Grant?

The pupil premium grant is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.
In the 2016 to 2017 financial year, schools receive £935 for each child in years 7-11 registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years.
Schools also receive £1,900 for each pupil identified in the January school census as being in local-authority care because of 1 of the following:

  • adoption
  • a special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order
  • a residence order

How is the money used?

At Kingsthorpe College we do not simply add this money to the main budget; rather, it is accounted for separately. From September 2012 all schools have been required to publish online information about how we have used the premium. This will ensure that parents and other stakeholders are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the premium and the extra support that they receive. This document summarises the use of the premium and its impact on student progress.

Overview of PP funding at Kingsthorpe College 2016 - 2017

Total number of pupils on roll (year 7-11) 1092
Total number of pupils eligible for PP 314 (28.7%)
Amount of funding received per PP pupil

Pupils in years 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM - £935 (309 students)

Looked-after children (LAC) - £1900 (5)
Total amount of PP Funding received £298,415

Year group split for Pupil Premium students 2016-2017

Year Group Number of pupils PP Total PP Male PP Female PP % PP Funding CLA or adopted from care PP Plus Funding
Year 7 256 76 43 33 29.7 £71,060 (76) 0 £0
Year 8 235 72 45 27 31.6 £66,385 (71) 1 £1900
Year 9 209 62 31 31 29.7 £57,035 (61) 1 £1900
Year 10 204 63 36 27 30.8 £57,970 (62) 1 £1900
Year 11 188 41 25 16 21.8 £36,465 (39) 2 £3800
Overall Total 1092 314 180 134 28.7 £298,265 8 £9,500
            Total PPG £298,415

Pupil Premium distribution across Houses 2016-2017:

House Number of pupils PP Total PP Male PP Female PP %
Blue 219 62 40 22 28.3
Gold 216 56 29 27 25.9
Green 216 70 43 27 32.4
Purple 222 66 34 32 29.7
Red 219 60 34 26 27.3
Overall Total 1093 314


134 28.7

What we plan to do with our Pupil Premium funding 2016 - 2017

At Kingsthorpe College we are continuing to use the Pupil Premium grant to ensure that we can offer the best opportunities to students. We divide our funding into two main areas: to support learning and to provide enrichment and resources. We want our free school meals (FSM) students to do better than the average for all students nationally. Quality first teaching is the best strategy for raising the attainment of PP eligible students and closing the achievement gap. For this reason we have a relentless and ambitious drive to improve the quality of learning for all the students.

Barriers for Kingsthorpe College’s Disadvantaged Students

  • Low levels of attendance.
  • Low literacy and numeracy levels on entry.
  • Generally lower attitude to learning scores.
  • More consequences on the behaviour monitoring.




General Quality first wave teaching led by BB including practical classroom strategies and personalized learning checks.
Designated staff in senior positions, to be responsible for strategically driving and directly supporting disadvantaged students. (SW and SH 1.5 hours per week)
Deployment of ‘MINT classroom’ to ensure clear identification of student characteristics at class level.
1950 + 2730
= £4,680  
Low literacy and numeracy levels English and Maths subject specialists added to increase the amount of precision teaching on an individual and group basis and allow for smaller teaching groups.
Revision guides and course materials to support disadvantaged students with preparation for external examinations.
GCSE Pod to support students with their GCSE studies.
Continued development of the Accelerated Reader programme.
Booked Up Scheme – All Y7 disadvantaged students gifted a free book of their choice to promote reading. Including Book Buzz.
n/a   £4,200 £4,000 £720
Behaviour Pastoral Support worker to deliver a Cognitive Behaviour program with targeted students (BEST Coordinator).
Alternative curriculum provisions on site to engage some of the more disadvantaged and disengaged students
Specific monitoring and intervention with PP students based on behavior. (RTW)
After school and lunch support time (J. Broadbent)
SEN Psychology support
Nurture/Aspire/SEN Support for Pupil Premium students who find it difficult to engage with the curriculum and to enable them to engage positively with courses of study
£22,906   £6243 £277
Generally lower attitude to learning scores Financial support for disadvantaged families to access curriculum based trips and residential experiences.
Financial support for disadvantaged families to support purchasing the basics to be prepared for learning.
Any other targeted funding guided by individual family and student needs based on 1-1 conversations.
  • LACs – laptops
  • Targeted student welfare issues
  • Buses
  • Attendance Pizza lunch
  • House prizes
  • £5 vouchers
  • Xbox
  • Ipad minis
Photography course introduced for Intervention students - 3 lessons per week for academic year.
Peripatetic Music Tuition to support our talented Pupil Premium Performing Arts students and intensive intervention.
G+T Brilliant Club
Funded breakfast tutorial sessions for disadvantaged students immediately before external examinations at Key Stage 4.
Living for Sport – an opportunity for Pupil Premium students to develop leadership skills and confidence, leading to targeted students leading primary school sports events.
Mentoring to raise aspirations and engagement in learning
£40 per student - £12,560   £600
£616   £750
Investment in photography suite Various £406 Free
Attendance Students identified as priority 1 attendance targets. Senior staff assigned as mentors to run contracts with families. Various costs of SLT and SSL salaries

Next Steps

We will measure the impact of the Pupil Premium grant at regular intervals throughout the 2016-2017 academic year as linked to our assessment cycle. The next Pupil Premium strategy review will take place in the Summer Term 2017.

The college will also be introducing

  • Refine analysis of barriers to learning at subject level.
  • Develop individualized strategies for PP intervention linked to subject level barriers.
  • Review and develop analysis of impact linked to individual strategies.
  • Update cost analysis for each individual strategy.
  • Employment of a Year 6 specific Maths/English primary specialist for catch-up from Sept 2017.


Last updated: 10 Oct 2017