Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium has been a sum of money that the school received for each student who 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.

Please view our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement to see the types of support we offer and how we spend the Pupil Premium budget.


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

For 2018 GCSE there was a marked improvement in outcomes over 2017. There were 39 students in receipt of pupil premium funding, 12% of the cohort. Starting points form Key Stage 2 were much lower than non-PP (30.0 compared to 27.6).

2018 Num KS2
En4+ Ma4+ E+M4+ En5+ Ma5+
All 318 29.7 87.7% 88.4% 83% 74.5% 73.6%
PP 39 27.6 69.2% 69.2% 61.5% 53.8% 46.2%


2018 En7+ Ma7+ 5A-C equiv
In En+Ma)
Attainment 8
All 33.3% 31.4% 80.5% 54.6
PP 2.6% 7.7% 59.0% 40.7%

For 2017 GCSE there were 48 Year 11 students in receipt of pupil premium funding – 14% of the student body. Disadvantaged students achieved an attainment 8 points score of 34.1 with 47.9% achieving a Level 4+ in English and 41.7% achieving a Level 4+ in Maths.

Pupil Premium 2017-2018

Estimated Pupil Premium Income 2017-2018:

157 students in years 9, 10 and 11 x £935 per pupil = £146,795

2 eligible students for the Pupil Premium Plus grant in Years 9, 10, 11 X £1900 = £3,800

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. Each subject department within the school have an appointed Pupil premium Champion who will take responsibility for the progress and attainment of disadvantaged 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 disadvantaged students so they can be guided on how to support with their child’s learning. This will be delivered through Parent’s evenings, Supporting your Child evenings and through structured conversations on a one to one basis.There is also an opportunity for parents / carers to direct some of the spend for the progress of their child.

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.

The projected costing for the interventions for 2017/2018 can be viewed on this document.

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

Pupil Premium 2016-2017

There were 128 students eligible for the for the pupil premium funding.

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

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


“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