What is The Pupil Premium Grant?

The DFE provides each school with additional funding to support disadvantaged children. Pupil Premium covers any student who

  1. Currently claims or has claimed free school meals in the last 6 years (Ever 6)
  2. Has been looked after for a continuous period of 6 months or more
  3. Has a parent in the armed forces.

Overview of PP funding at Kingsthorpe College 2015 - 2016

Total number of pupils on roll (year 7-11): 1016
Total number of pupils eligible for PP: 269 (26.5%)
Amount of funding received per PP pupil as % of total PP budget: £935 FSM (26.47%), £1900 LAC (0.39%) and £300 Service child (0.09%)
Total amount of PP Funding received: £256,000

Year group split for Pupil Premium students 2014-2015

Year Group Female Male Total
Year 7 32 30 62
Year 8 27 34 61
Year 9 18 34 52
Year 10 21 26 47
Year 11 15 32 47
Overall Total 113 156 269

House split Pupil Premium students 2014-2015

House Female Male Total
Blue 16 35 51
Gold 26 26 52
Green 30 25 55
Purple 26 33 59
Red 15 37 52
Overall Total 113 156 269

What we did with our Pupil Premium funding 2014-2015

During this academic year we allocated the funding in the following ways in order to assist and support Pupil Premium Students:
We employed a member of staff responsible for directly supporting our disadvantaged students. The main aim for this is to ensure that a key person is involved in the day to day detailing, meeting with and mentoring of our Pupil Premium students as well as speaking with parents regularly to discuss ways that we can support their children. In addition the post involved the close tracking of all disadvantaged students, ensuring that the support they received was having a positive impact on their learning and development as a student at Kingsthorpe College. We ensured that each of our disadvantaged students received individual, personalised support that focused on areas specific to each of them.


Supporting Learning

  • English and Maths subject specialists to increase the amount of precision teaching on an individual and group basis.
  • HLTA support in English and Maths to support Intervention
  • Alternative curriculum provisions on site to engage some of the more disadvantaged and disengaged students
  • Pastoral Support worker to deliver a  Cognitive Behaviour program with targeted students
  • 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
  • Mentoring to raise aspirations and engagement in learning
  • Motivational speakers to inspire a desire to achieve
  • Summer Camp to support transition work from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3 so that learning time is not lost over the  transfer period
  • G+T Brilliant Club
  • ICT/PE Intervention full time teacher for a minimum of 6 days
  • Access to additional L2 on line courses
  • Intense Music Intervention for 1 month
  • 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
  • Financial support for disadvantaged families to access curriculum based trips and residential experiences.
  • Revision guides and course materials to support disadvantaged students with preparation for external examinations

Enrichment and Resources

  1. Funding for disadvantaged students for breakfast tutorial sessions immediately before external examinations at Key Stage 4
  2. Continued development of the Access Reader which is a baseline diagnostic reading assessment for KS3 so we can build on individual progress
  3. Funding to further support the Accelerated reader programme to raise the levels of literacy for Key stage 3 disadvantaged students. This will be used to ensure all Pupil Premium students are improving reading skills year on year.
  4. Living for Sport – an opportunity for our Pupil Premium students to develop leadership skills and confidence, leading to targeted students leading primary school sports events.
  5. Booked Up Scheme – All Y7 disadvantaged students were gifted a free book of their choice to promote reading
  6. Targeted funding guided by individual family and student needs based on 1-1 conversations

What we plan to do with our Pupil Premium funding 2015-2016

During this academic year we plan to allocate the funding in the following ways in order to assist and support Pupil Premium Students:
We continue to employ a member of staff responsible for directly supporting our disadvantaged students. We feel that this is paramount in ensuring continuity of care for our students. Our Pupil Premium coordinator meets and mentors students on a daily basis, tracks their progress and meets with parents to discuss ways that we as a College can support their children.
As a College we track the progress of all Pupil Premium students very closely, ensuring that the support they receive is having a positive impact on their learning and development. We ensure that each of our disadvantaged students receive individual, personalised support that focuses on areas specific to each of them.


Support Learning

  • English and Maths subject specialists to increase the amount of precision teaching on an individual and group basis.
  • Pastoral Support worker to deliver a  Cognitive Behaviour program with targeted students
  • Member of staff to support behaviours for learning and raise aspirations and engagement
  • English and Maths Intervention for targeted groups and individuals
  • 1:1 Specialist Tuition in English, Maths and Science for targeted students before and after school
  • English as an Additional Language Intervention Support for identified students
  • Boys underachievement intervention specialist who works with targeted students
  • Alternative and personalised curriculum on site to engage and motivate
  • Summer Camp to support transition work from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3 so that learning time is not lost over the  transfer period
  • Summer Holiday Camp to support identified students
  • Personalised On line L2 courses
  • G+T Brilliant Club
  • Personalised Timetables - Study Support
  • Peripatetic music Tuition to support our talented PP performing arts students
  • GCSE revision guides and course materials to support disadvantaged students with preparation for external examinations
  • GCSE Pod to support students with their GCSE studies
  • Teach - ICT Resources to support targeted individuals in ICT to help close the gap

Enrichment and Resources

  • Financial support for disadvantaged families to access curriculum based trips and residential experiences.
  • Funding for disadvantaged students for breakfast tutorial sessions immediately before external examinations at Key Stage 4
  • Continued development of Access Reader which is a baseline diagnostic reading assessment for KS3 so we can build on individual progress
  • Funding to further support the Accelerated reader programme to raise the levels of literacy for Key stage 3 disadvantaged students. This will be used to ensure all Pupil Premium students are improving reading skills year on year.
  • Book Buzz – All Y7 disadvantaged students are gifted a free book of their choice to promote reading for pleasure
  • Targeted funding guided by individual family and student needs based on 1-1 conversations
  • Motivational speakers to enthuse and challenge identified students
  • Synthetic Phonics Programme to help students learn to read
  • Subject Support Bursaries to help purchase equipment and resources for identified students
  • Individual SMSC personalised student bursaries to provide enrichment Activities and Cultural opportunities
  • Personalised student bursaries to help purchase school uniform, subsidise transport costs, provide ICT resources and equipment
Last updated: 23 Feb 2017