Pupil Premium

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Schools are required to report on this measure.

The Castle Phoenix Trust believes that all pupils have an entitlement to achieve their potential despite their socio-economic circumstances. We will provide opportunities without barriers, increase resilience and place inclusivity at the heart of all we do. As leaders, we will ensure that resources are effectively deployed to ensure that every child has an equal opportunity to achieve and succeed.

Kingsbury School is using pupil premium funding to:

  1. Improve attainment in all subjects but particularly in English and Mathematics
  2. Improve attitude to learning and engagement in lessons for disadvantaged students
  3. Improve attendance to school

All staff know which students in their class are eligible for pupil premium funding and closely monitor their progress; intervening quickly and effectively to close gaps in student’s knowledge and skills. Leaders systematically track disadvantaged students progress each term taking a key overview of all disadvantaged students progress. All faculty leaders keep disadvantaged students progress high profile through one of their 5 key areas for development.

The attendance of disadvantaged students is a priority for the school. Approximately 30% of disadvantaged students have an attendance of below 90% classifying them as persistently absent. Kingsbury School works with the parents, carers and the Attendance Compliance Enforcement agency to help raise the attendance of disadvantaged students.

Adopted from Care
Was your adopted child formally a ‘looked after child’ and adopted on or after 30 December 2005? If so please contact school.


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