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Kingswood Academy – Pupil Premium (Disadvantaged)

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 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 54%. The proportion receiving Pupil Premium this year is 50%

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.

At Kingswood Academy, we have a clear vision that all our students will achieve well through outstanding teaching and an aspirational ethos. Our academy Vision, Key Drivers and the NFER ‘Building Blocks to Success’ underpin our Academy Improvement Plan and day to day running of the Academy. Our academy systems also ensure that disadvantaged students behave well and attend regularly. 

We annually review the impact of the previous year's pupil premium spend; and use this information along with the NFER ‘Building Blocks to Success’ and the Pupil Premium Toolkit, to strategically plan out the following years spend.

NFER ‘Building Blocks to Success’ 2015


Ms. S. Mark

Tel: 01482 879967 Ext: 241

Pupil Premium Documents

Pupil Premium Allocation for Disadvantaged Students 2017 - 2018 Review

Pupil Premium Allocation for Disadvantaged Students 2018 - 2019