Pupil Premium

PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING STATEMENT

2016 - 2017

Pupil Premium is an additional fund allocated to schools to help them raise the attainment of disadvantaged students and close the gap between them and their peers.
The following students attract this funding;
  • those who have been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) at any time in the last six years: Ever 6 (£935)
  • those who are Looked After Children: LAC (£ 1900)
  • those who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order (£1900)
  • those who are recorded as an Ever 5 Service Child (£300)
We were allocated a total of £47,705 for the academic year 2015/2016 for students in Y7-Y11. We received this money in four instalments and these funds are in addition to the main school budget (the General Annual Grant).

KGGS ring-fences the funding at the beginning of the academic year so that it is earmarked for spending on the targeted group of students.

KGGS ensures that the pupil premium students’ baseline ability levels are established so that we can fully support their education.

KGGS uses achievement data termly to check whether interventions are working and the progress of this group of students is reported to the Headteacher via our Head of Year internal reports.

The Pupil Premium was used to support a variety of interventions during 2015-2016 and will be used in this way in 2016-2017. For example;

Pastoral Care:
  • Partly subsidises the funding for our School Counsellor
  • Partly subsidises the funding for a Learning Mentor
  • Funding is made available to subsidise the cost of uniform for students.
  • Free school meals
  • Transport to school in exceptional circumstances
  • GCSE re marks
  • A range of schemes are run throughout the year to support the curriculum including subject based workshops, theatre visits, residential school visits and the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
Curriculum Support:
  • Full time 1:1 support teacher partly subsidised by this funding, enabling 1:1 intervention and small group work in Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 for English and Mathematics.
  • All students have access to a maths program on the VLE, an online resource.
  • Revision guides are provided for students studying for GCSE examination subjects.
  • Books and equipment.
  • Offsite provision is offered to support students if deemed appropriate.
  • All students have access to the ‘SAM’ learning program on the VLE, an online resource.
  • Study skills course for all students
  • Peripatetic music lessons.
Careers Advice and Guidance:
  • The Morrisby aptitude test is offered to Pupil Premium students.
Year 7 Catch Up Funding:

In 2015 -16 a total of £6562.63 was awarded for supporting students with low prior attainment at Key Stage 2. In order to support these students the money was used as follows:
  • An on - line mathematics programme targeting low ability students requiring additional support in mathematics.
  • Specialist literacy and numeracy 1:1 teacher in Year 7/onwards.

Most Recent Validated Examinations Data (Performance Tables Jan 2017 & Ofsted Raiseonline)

CSE 2016 Exam Category
KGGS Disadvantaged Students (5)
KGGS Non-Disadvantaged Students (174)
National Figure for Non-Disadvantaged Students
Achieving English & Maths at grade C or above
100%
97%
69%
Achieving EBacc
40%
64%
29%
Average Attainment 8 Score
60.8
68.2
52.6
Average Progress 8 Score
0.06
0.44
0.12

Note: The national initiative behind pupil premium funding is to close the gaps between the data in columns 1 and 3 above. i.e. disadvantaged students in a school should be achieving in line with non-disadvantaged students nationally.