Publically funded schools in England are provided with additional funding to help raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils. For the academic year 2015-16 The King’s Academy received £366,920 for this purpose. This budget was spent on a number of initiatives that have been identified as ways in which the Academy can reduce the barriers to learning faced by those students eligible for the pupil premium funding. The aim of the strategies employed by the Academy is to improve outcomes for those students eligible for the extra funding, and to reduce the attainment gap that exists nationally between those students and their peers. In the 2016-17 academic year, the Academy will receive £340,340.
The King’s Academy ensures that each teacher is aware of exactly which students are eligible for the pupil premium funding and that they take individual responsibility for helping those students to make better than expected progress within their subject areas. In order to create a culture where the teaching and learning approaches within the classroom meet the diverse needs of each student who is part of the Academy community, some resources from the pupil premium budget are directed towards whole school strategies. However, the impact these strategies have upon pupil premium students is closely tracked by the Academy and their value for money reviewed after each academic cycle.
The King’s Academy has a dedicated Senior Leader responsible for the planning and implementation of pupil premium progress initiatives.
For details relating to the Pupil Premium allocation for 2014-15 please click here.
For details relating to the Pupil Premium allocation for 2015-16 please click here.