Pupil Premium Funding

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.  The amount received is dependent on the number of children who are eligible and have claimed for free school meals at any time in the last six years (this categorisation changed in 2012).  All schools are required to report on the amount of funding and how this is being used.

  1. £1,455 for pupils in reception to year 6
  2. £2,530 for pupils previously looked after by a local authority or other state care
  3. £2,530 for children who are looked after by the local authority

To view the current strategies in place to promote the progress of pupil premium strategy report at the end.

Pupil Premium Eligibility

  • pupils who are recorded as eligible for free school meals, or have been recorded as eligible in the past 6 years, including eligible children of families who have no recourse to public funds (NRPF)
  • children looked after by local authorities, referred to as looked-after children
  • children previously looked after by a local authority or other state care, referred to as previously looked-after children

Using the Pupil Premium

Our strategy for use of pupil funding responds to a wide range of risk factors and recognises the importance of quality teaching and learning alongside outstanding pastoral support to raise achievement and engagement in learning. With this in mind, we adopt a multi-strand approach to secure positive outcomes for all our pupils including those deemed disadvantaged.

The foci around which we deploy Pupil Premium funding are:

  1. Raising progress and achievement
  2. Improving attendance and punctuality
  3. Providing additional support and intervention for our most vulnerable students
  4. Strengthening parental engagement
  5. Raising aspirations – including quality careers education and work-related activity
  6. Building social capital and enhancing social mobility

Priorities for The Improvement of Disadvantaged Pupils

Our intent at Khalsa Primary School is to enrich the lives of all our pupils, no matter their background or prior attainment. To that end, we aim to both raise achievement of all our learners, as well as ensuring that we close the gap between our pupil groups. At KPS, we have a lower than national average number of students with Pupil Premium funding. It is therefore right to ensure most of their needs are increasingly met through high quality universal provision. Our model to achieve success with these pupils is therefore as follows:

Improve the progress of disadvantaged pupils through high quality teaching and learning.
  • Ensuring the targets that have been set for disadvantaged pupils are aspirational.
  • Ensure that all data review meetings have a strong teaching and learning focus on disadvantaged pupils.
  • Develop whole school teaching and learning strategies to promote the progress of disadvantaged pupils.
  • Ensure there is a constant cycle of assessment, feedback and improvement for disadvantaged pupils and that this is planned for in lessons.
  • Support parents and pupils in effectively using the knowledge organisers.
  • Focus on the teaching and learning disadvantaged pupils are receiving at KPS and put strategies in place to promote progress and engagement
  • Support the development of teaching and learning to ensure the quality of teaching within the school is consistently good if not better.
Effectively use data tracking points based on high quality assessment to identify PP pupils that a not making the required progress and target these pupils for interventions.
  • Ensure that quality assessments result in accurate data tracking and provide information regarding gaps in knowledge.
  • Use accurate data to target disadvantaged students for high quality small group interventions that rotate to ensure disadvantaged students receive support in all their subjects.
  • Monitor the effectiveness and quality of the interventions that disadvantaged pupils receive through QA and data tracking
  • Monitoring the progress of all PP pupils in terms of achievement, progress, behaviour and attendance.
  • Share all findings with all relevant parties including trustees and parents.
Improve engagement with disadvantaged parents in the community.
  • Focus on getting difficult to reach disadvantaged parents into school through phone calls and meeting after parents’ evenings.
  • Continue to monitor the work of the attendance officer regarding disadvantaged pupils.
  • Host family support evenings.
  • Create a parental toolkit to promote the learning of disadvantaged pupils at home.
Ensure all PP pupils have a wide range of extra-curricular activities available to them to support progress and enrich their education and raise aspirations.
  • Develop an enriching curriculum.
  • Provide a wide range of extracurricular activities for disadvantaged pupils to engage with.
  • Ensure all disadvantaged pupils are supported and prioritised in the decision making of their extracurricular activities.
  • Provide disadvantaged pupils with opportunities to experience enriching activities such as trips and workshops.
  • Ensure that disadvantaged pupils are represented on the pupil parliament, peer mentors, wellbeing embassadors and in any decision making within the school.
2022-23 Pupil Premium Funding Received 

Each year the leadership team responsible for the education of pupils eligible for the pupil premium review the strategies in place. The aim is to support these pupils academically, allowing them to achieve the best grades they can and to help them to develop into well rounded adults that are capable of contributing in their community.

Our mission is to ensure that:

  • pupils develop the knowledge, skills and character to become exemplary citizens
  • all are included and work hard to fulfil their potential regardless of background or starting point
  • pupil choices are not limited by self-belief, opportunity or circumstance.

This can be achieved at KPS through a broad, balanced and inclusive curriculum, high expectations and through encouraging personal, moral and spiritual development. Please find our Pupil Premium Strategy Report here.