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:
- 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|
Pupil Premium distribution across Houses 2016-2017:
|House||Number of pupils||PP Total||PP Male||PP Female||PP %|
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
|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
|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.
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
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|
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.