Pupil Premium was introduced in 2011 to enable schools to address the imbalance between educational attainment and disadvantage. The current level of funding for Pupil Premium is £935 (2014) per student.
Eligibility criteria for Secondary aged pupils (4-16):
- Pupils who are in receipt of free school meals (FSM) or have received them at any point in the previous 6 years (Ever6)
- Pupils who are Looked After Learners (LAL)
- Pupils who are adopted
- Pupils who have spent even just 1 day in care
- Pupils who leave care under a Special Guardianship Order or a Residence Order
- Pupils from families in the armed forces
The Kingston Academy is an inclusive school and we do all that we can to utilise Pupil Premium received to offset any disadvantage experienced by our pupils. Drawing on the work by The Sutton Trust with the Education Endowment Agency (EEF) and ASCL we focus on the needs of each individual, working in partnership with parents to ensure the funding is targeted where it will have the most impact for each child’s personal, social and academic development.
Pupil Premium Grant – Strategy 2016/2017
Report on Literacy Intervention Catch-up Premium 2015 – 2016
Pupil Premium Impact Statement for academic year 2015/16
The school received a total of £27,288 in the academic year 2015/16. Pupils who receive a Pupil Premium grant are categorised nationally as Disadvantaged pupils. Those who are not in receipt of this funding are referenced nationally as non-Disadvantaged pupils.
As TKA has no external exam results yet, it is not possible to make a comparison of progress for disadvantaged pupils at TKA to the national picture.
In order to track progress for disadvantaged pupils, the school made an internal comparison between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils and the % of grades indicating secure progress from pupils starting points pupils.
Overall, disadvantaged pupils made similar rates of progress to their non-disadvantaged peers, regardless of their starting point.
Using Education Endowment Foundation research, we utilised Pupil Premium Grant money to ensure that disadvantaged pupils at TKA did not fall behind their peers. We selected strategies that had a significant positive impact on the rates of progress of disadvantaged pupils.
*Research from the Education Endowment Foundation – Teaching and Learning Toolkit.
What has the PPG money been spent on?
PPG money has been used to support our PPG pupils in the following ways:
- Enrichment activities (fencing, rowing, karate and sailing)
- Walton Firs induction day
- Family tickets for The Big Sing (Rose Theatre) and The Tempest (Kingston College)
- Theatre productions at TKA (Globe Players in April and A Christmas Carol in Dec)
- Chromebook deposit
- Summer Camp at Bentley Copse
- 1 to 1 targeted intervention meetings with Mr Lockett