Pupil premium is additional funding provided by the Department for Education to enhance the education of disadvantaged groups of children. It is allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families.
Funding is allocated to schools to work with pupils:
who have been in receipt of free school meals FSM any time over the past 6 years (known as Ever 6 FSM);
that were adopted from care in England (including those adopted before December 2005);
that left care under a Special Guardianship Order (under the Children Act 1989);
- that left care under a Residential Order (under the Children Act 1989);
The level of the premium in 2013-14 was £900 per pupil.
The level of the premium in 2014-15 was £935 per pupil.
The level of the premium in 2015 -16 is £935 per pupil
The level of premium for Looked after Children, or children adopted from care is £1,900 per pupil.
A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. This was £250 per pupil in 2012-13 and in 2014-15 was £300 per pupil. In 2015-16 it is £300
At Kingstone High School the proportion of students who are disadvantaged and receive support from the pupil premium is below average.
The Pupil Premium Funding has been allocated in a way which will ensure that entitled students receive the opportunity for additional support, use of facilities and additional learning opportunities. For details of how Kingstone High School has allocated the pupil premium funding for the financial year 2014-15 please see the link below.
Evidence of School Performance
Key Statements from Ofsted Report 2015
Disadvantaged students are making good progress and catching up with their classmates and other students nationally.
The pupil premium has been spent very effectively to improve the attendance of disadvantaged students and ensure that they are fully engaged in their learning. The attendance of this group now exceeds that of other students and disadvantaged students’ progress continues to rise. The school evaluates the impact of its provision carefully and adapts its expenditure accordingly.
Good support for disadvantaged students and the school’s clear stand against any form of discrimination promotes equality of opportunity effectively.
- Disadvantaged students left the school in 2014 with attainment on a par with other students in English, and an average of three quarters of a grade below them in mathematics. Compared with other students nationally, they were half a grade behind in English, and one and a third grades behind in mathematics. These results represent a considerable closing of the attainment gap for disadvantaged students compared with other students. School data show that disadvantaged students continue to make progress in lessons at least in line with their peers and so catch up with other students nationally.