Pupil Premium

We do have additional ‘Pupil Premium’ funding available from the government to raise the levels of achievement and improve outcomes for specific groups of students in all key stages (KS3,4 and 5).  These include students who are eligible for free school meals, looked after children and those families with parents in the armed forces.  Whist we are aware of most of the students for whom these criteria apply, there may be some families whose entitlement we are unaware.  If your circumstances change, you may be eligible for free school meals and to some funding from the pupil premium which can be used as contributions for a variety of educational purposes, including trips. If you wish to discuss pupil premium and your potential entitlement, please contact Mrs Alison Pointon, our School Business Manager. 



Kenilworth School Pupil Premium Grant Impact Report 2016-17

Pupil Premium allocation

Grant allocation for 2016-17 was £117,810

Pupil Premium Expenditure 2016-17

The Pupil Premium Grant is used to raise the attainment of disadvantaged students and close the gap with their peers. The aim of the PPG is to provide a specific action plan targeting disadvantaged students – giving schools extra funding to enable them to take the most effective action that they believe will raise attainment and close the gap between non-pupil premium students and pupil premium students.




Subject Intervention Resources


Key texts and reading resources


Subscriptions: Early Intervention, IDS


Pastoral support and intervention (including attendance):


Relate Counselling Services


Additional Staffing & CPD support


Additional support for Maths, English and Science




Specialist music lessons


Trip Subsidy




Uniform for pupils


Breakfast Club







Impact of Pupil Premium Grant

Key Area 1: Ensure disadvantaged students make good progress

At Kenilworth School a personalised approach is used to target funding to ensure progress of individual students and also ensure barriers to learning are reduced. A new Pupil Premium working group was established this year, meeting half-termly the group of 22 teachers evaluates the progress and impact of the actions within the Pupil Premium Expenditure plan and disseminates best practice to department staff. A new Pupil Premium student monitoring report to record all individual student interventions has been created which provides a clear overview of personalised interventions in place for all Pupil Premium students. 


Progress 8 is the new measure of school performance (it replaces the previous measure of 5A*-C including English and Maths) and shows how well pupils of all abilities have progressed between Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 4 across 8 key subjects. A positive score (above 0) means students have done better than all students nationally. This year Kenilworth disadvantaged students achieved a positive GCSE progress 8 score of 0.12.


SEN intervention enhanced disadvantaged SEN students’ outcomes by the development of strategies based on best practise. As a result, progress 8 scores for SEN disadvantaged students improved and were -0.064 compared to -0.61 in 15/16.

Personalised programmes of intervention were provided for specific pupils in order for disadvantaged students to access national curriculum subjects and achieve target grades. Targeted students were given one-to-one subject mentoring in English, Maths and Science. Sessions within the hub enabled access to the curriculum and improved student outcomes and progress.


Resources purchased and one-to-one support during lunchtimes in preparation for exams meant that 15 pupil premium students took a language GCSE, of which 13 achieved A*-C grades (87%). As a result of targeted intervention in Maths disadvantaged students showed a positive progress score of 0.1.


Key Area 2: Raise aspirations and improve motivation and attendance

There has been a positive impact on attendance. Disadvantaged students’ attendance has improved from last academic year by 2.86%. At Kenilworth School the gap between disadvantaged students’ and non-disadvantaged students’ attendance reduced by 3.28% this year (16/17). Unauthorised attendance for disadvantaged students has also improved, from 5.18% (15/16) to 3.12% (16/17) an improvement of 2.06%.

The new breakfast club has benefitted disadvantaged students in years 7-11. When attending the club students’ punctuality and as a result attendance has improved significantly (see improved attendance figures).

A robust programme of CEIAG (Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance) programmes for all disadvantaged students, particularly those at risk of exclusion and NEET (not in education, employment or training) has resulted in 100% of disadvantaged students going on to further education/training; 38% of these students have started A-Level courses.


Key Area 3: Enhance ethos of support to promote wellbeing and parental engagement

Pupil premium funding was targeted to ensure access to uniform (including PE kit), ingredients for Catering lessons, trips and visits. The impact of this is that pupils as a result were ready and equipped to learn and had access to enrichment activities, trips and visits that otherwise they would not have been able to attend.

Increased pastoral support has improved parental engagement. Heads of Year now meet with parents of disadvantaged students and SLT held a Y11 intervention evening for parents and students. This provided useful information to support learning at home and also emphasised the importance of good attendance. 100% of parents/carers of disadvantage students received personalised contact and positive benefits of the evening were reported by both pupils and parents.

Pupil Premium Action Plan

Purpose of the Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium Grant is used to raise the attainment of disadvantaged students and close the gap with their peers. The aim of the PPG is to provide a specific action plan targeting disadvantaged students – giving schools extra funding to enable them to take the most effective action that they believe will raise attainment and close the gap between non-pupil premium students and pupil premium students. Schools are held accountable for the spending of the PPG and performance tables will specifically show the achievement of disadvantaged students covered by the Pupil Premium.


The Pupil Premium provides funding for pupils:

  • Who have been in receipt of free school meals (FSM) at any point in the past 6 years
  • Who have been continuously looked after by the local authority for the past six months
  • Who are adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 or who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order under the Children Act 1989
  • In year groups 7 to 11 who are recorded as being an armed forces service child in the past 5 years or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.

Objectives of the Pupil Premium

We believe that where possible all students should have the same educational opportunities in and outside of the classroom. The School will spend the PPG on 4 key areas which link to the development plan. These are:

  • Ensure disadvantaged students make good progress in all subject areas and across all year groups
  • Raise aspirations and improve motivation of students and improve attendance across all year groups (Strategic Area C&G)
  • Enhance the ethos of support to promote wellbeing and improve parental engagement across all year groups (Strategic Area C,F&G)
  • Ensure that the Pupil Premium Grant is spent on areas where it will have the most impact

The School will utilise the funding it receives through the PPG to put in place this action plan to provide additional provision and researched based intervention strategies to close the attainment gap. Funding will be utilised in areas where we identify underachievement and resources will be diverted to support these students. The funding will also be used to support the need for basic equipment, access to ICT, careers guidance and a subsidy to support a child’s attendance on a trip or educational visit where it forms part of the curriculum.




Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure Plan 2017-2018