Pupil Premium

PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING STATEMENT

2020-2021

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 (£955)
  • those who are Looked After Children (LAC) and 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 (£2,345)

The Service Pupil Premium (SPP) is a fund allocated to schools so that they can offer mainly pastoral support during challenging times and to help mitigate the negative impact on service children of family mobility or parental deployment.

The following students attract this funding (£310):

  • when one of their parents is serving in the regular armed forces
  • if they have been registered as a "service child" on a school census since 2016
  • if one of their parents died whilst serving in the armed forces and the pupil receives a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme or the War Pensions Scheme

We were allocated a total of £60,620 for the academic year 2019/2020 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 specific purposes outlined below.

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 2019-2020. For example; 

Pastoral Care:

  • Partly subsidises the funding for our School Counsellor
  • Funding is made available to subsidise the cost of uniform for students
  • 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 primarily for English, Mathematics, and other subjects as necessary.
  • Targeted use of the National Tutoring Programme for Years 7-11.
  • GCSEPod subscriptions for students in Year 9 to Year 11.
  • All students have access to a maths program on the VLE, an online resource.
  • Revision guides provided for students studying for GCSE examination subjects.
  • Books and equipment.
  • Study skills course for all students.
  • Peripatetic music lessons.

2019 Student Outcome data

GCSE 2019 Exam Category

KGGS 'Disadvantaged Students' (12)

KGGS 'Non-Disadvantaged Students' (166)

National Figure for Non-Disadvantaged Students*

Progress 8 Score

+1

+0.91

0.13

Attainment 8 Score

63.2

69.7

50.3

% of students achieving a grade 5 or above in English and maths

83%

91%

50%

*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.

Please peruse our KGGS PP Strategy document for further information

More information to follow relating to student outcomes for Summer 2020 onwards