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Kingswood Academy – Pupil Premium (Disadvantaged)

Kingswood Academy – Pupil Premium

At Kingswood Academy, we have a clear vision for what all our students will achieve through high quality teaching, with an ethos that reinforces aspiration and attainment for all. We understand the importance of getting the basics right, like attendance and behaviour, and understand that failing to put these building blocks in place will undermine the effectiveness of the Pupil Premium in raising standards.

Kingswood Academy - Vision

Delivering world-class learning, which places no limits on what young people can achieve; a beacon of educational excellence in Hull.

The highest expectations

Everyone can be successful; always set and expect the highest standards

Never give up

Resilience is essential; turn challenges into opportunities

Everyone is valued

Diversity is celebrated; no one is left behind

Value Feedback

Good quality feedback drives improvement

No excuses

Create solutions not excuses; accelerate progress

Outstanding learning

Outstanding learning in every lesson, every day

We have reviewed the impact of last year’s spending, the NFER and Pupil Premium Toolkit to implement this year’s spending. Along with our Vision and Key Drivers, we underpin our Academy Improvement Plan and day to day working with the NFER ‘Building Blocks to Success’.

  1. Whole-school ethos on attainment for all

  • Addressing behaviour and attendance

  • High quality teaching for all

  • Meeting individual learning needs

  • Deploying staff effectively

  • Data driven and responding to evidence

  • Clear, responsive leadership

  • 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.  How this money is used is closely scrutinised by the governing body of the academy.

    Our Context

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





    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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    Contact the SENCO

    Ms. S. Mark

    Tel: 01482 879967 Ext: 241

    Pupil Premium Documents

    Pupil Premium Allocation for Disadvantaged Students 2016 - 2017

    Pupil Premium Allocation for Disadvantaged Students 2017 - 2018