Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium has been a sum of money that the school received for each student was in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM). This now includes students:

  • who have been in receipt of FSM any time over the past 6 years;
  • that were adopted from care in England (including those adopted before December 2005);
  • that left care under a Special Guardianship Order (under the Children Act 1989);
  • that left care under a Residential Order (under the Children Act 1989);
  • and are in Reception to Year 11;

Nationally, statistics show that students who are in receipt of the Pupil Premium do less well than their peers in external exams. The aim of this money is to try to close that attainment gap.

The King Edward VI School has fewer students who are in this category when compared with all schools nationally. At The King Edward VI School, we view the needs of all students as important and strive to create the best opportunities and experience for all students.

Pupil Premium 2015-2016

There were 131 students on roll who were eligible for the pupil premium funding.

120 pupils in years 9, 10 and 11 x £935 per pupil = £112,200

2 pupils are in receipt of the Service child premium, 7 X £300 = £2,100

4 eligible students for the Pupil Premium Plus grant in Years 9, 10, 11 X £1900 = £7,600

The breakdown and the impact of the intervention can be viewed on this document.

How do students in receipt of Pupil Premium do at The King Edward VI School?

For 2016 GCSE there were 44 Year 11 students out of the cohort of  in receipt of pupil premium funding – 13% of the student body.

Measure Nationally

All Disadvantaged Students (2015)


All Students (2016)

King Edwards

Disadvantaged Students (2016)

5 or more A*-C inc English & Maths 36 56.8 52
% A*-C inc English and Maths Not reported 58.7 64
Progress 8 Not reported -0.03 -0.39

Pupil Premium 2016-2017

Estimated Pupil Premium Income 2016-2017:

128 students in years 9, 10 and 11 x £935 per pupil = £119, 680

4 pupils are in receipt of the Service child premium, 2 X £300 = £1,200

4 eligible students for the Pupil Premium Plus grant in Years 9, 10, 11 X £1900 = £7,600

It is intended that the Pupil Premium received by the school this year will be spent on similar interventions from the previous year that were successful. However, the school will also focus on key teaching and learning strategies which are proven to accelerate the learning of disadvantaged students. The most effective and up to date research on accelerating learning for students is the research from the Sutton Trust, the Education Endowment Foundation and John Hattie’s research. With the findings of this research the school is delivering CPD on Effective Feedback, Independent Learning, and Collaborative Learning. Each subject department within the school have an appointed Pupil premium Champion who will take responsibility for the progress and attainment of Pupil Premium students in their subject. Their main tasks are to:

  • Monitor and track progress.
  • Deliver effective T+L strategies to the department from CPD training.
  • Plan interventions and measure their impact.

From the research on effective ways to progress learning, the school has identified feedback as a main driver to further learning. Therefore, every disadvantaged student will receive an interview from a member of staff three times a year after a grade update. These interviews are to focus on the work of Carol Dweck on Growth Mindsets and focus on effort instead of attainment.

The School will also be a focus on strengthening relationships with parents of Pupil Premium students so they can be guided on how to support with their child’s learning. This will be delivered through Supporting your Child evenings, Coffee and Cake mornings, and structured conversations on a one to one basis.

Students who are eligible for the Pupil premium plus grant will have regular meetings with our Home School Liaison to set and review targets on a regular basis. Further information regarding the Pupil Premium Plus grant can be found here.

The projected costing for the interventions for 2016/2017 can be viewed on this document.

The strategy for improving the outcomes of disadvantaged students can be found here.

“The progress of students in receipt of pupil premium funding, was above the average for their group, and at the national average for non-pupil premium students. Students supported by the pupil premium achieve well from their starting points. Funding is well targeted to help them overcome difficulties in learning and any barriers to their progress, so their progress exceeds that of their peers nationally. ” Ofsted, 2014