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Kingswood Academy – Pupil Premium (Disadvantaged) and Catch-Up Funding

Kingswood Academy – Pupil Premium (Disadvantaged) and Catch-Up Funding


1. Whole-school ethos on attainment for all

2. Addressing behaviour and attendance

3.  High quality teaching for all       

4. Meeting individual learning needs

5. Deploying staff effectively

6. Data driven and responding to evidence

7. Clear, responsive leadership

NFER ‘Building Blocks to Success’ 2015

Kingswood Academy – Pupil Premium and Catch-Up Funding

What is the Pupil Premium?

Schools receive Pupil Premium funding annually from the government; the amount of funding is determined by the number of students attending the school who currently receive ‘free school meals’ or who have received ‘free school meals’ within the last six years. This funding is also based on the number of looked after children and the number of children whose parents are in the regular armed forces.

Why is Pupil Premium funding required?

It is widely recognised that nationally an attainment gap exists between Pupil Premium students and their peers; this can potentially lead to lower results, which can in turn negatively affect their future life choices thereafter. 

Pupil Premium funding is provided by the government to raise the attainment of Pupil Premium students. The funding aims to ensure that all students meet a minimum of national standards by the end of Year 11, eradicating any attainment gap that exists.

How must this money be used?

Whilst the Pupil Premium funding must be spent on closing the gap of those who are eligible for the funding some of the most effective strategies, such as improving teaching, will benefit all students. The funding can also be used for non-educational items and support for pupils outside of school hours, if this can be shown to improve academic attainment.

Our Context

In 2016/2017 Kingswood Academy had a significantly larger than average proportion of Pupil Premium students, with 64% of this year’s population being in receipt of Pupil Premium funding, compared to 28.2% of all students nationally. In 2017/18 the number of students in receipt of Pupil Premium funding is 55%.

As an academy we have the highest expectations of all our students and we continuously strive to remove any barriers which have a detrimental effect on students’ progress. In line with the most successful schools (DfE, 2015) the academy’s vision and key drivers have enabled an ethos of high attainment for all students.

Pupil Premium funding allocated to Kingswood Academy


Pupil Premium Funding

Catch Up Funding














Success of the 2016/17 Pupil Premium Allocation

Progress 8

Through effective Pupil Premium spending our disadvantaged students out performed both our non-disadvantaged students and non-disadvantaged students nationally across their best 8 subjects.

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Catch-up funding

Those year 7 students eligible for Catch Up funding accessed:

  • after school intervention in English and Maths supported by LSAs
  • NESSE learning programme
  • toe by toe reading programme
  • guided reading programmes
  • in-class support
  • bespoke intervention in our Learning Resource Centre

Senior Leader - SENCO and Inclusion

Ms. S. Mark

Tel: 01482 879967 Ext: 241

Pupil Premium Documents