Pupil Premium Statement 2019-2020
At King Edward VII Science and Sport College, we are committed to narrowing attainment gaps between groups of students and ensuring that every student excels. The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of eligible students and close the gap between them and their peers.
The pupil premium budget is used to implement specific educational interventions and additional academic support. Disadvantaged pupils (DP) are targeted in an attempt to close the gap between them and their peers. The pupil premium funding is dedicated to assist the learning process of students through high quality teaching provision and bespoke support that meets student needs
School Grant Allocation
For the financial year April 2019 to March 2020 our school will receive £115,940 to help support the progress of 148 disadvantaged pupils.
Approximately 28% of students across the country are in receipt of disadvantaged pupil funding. At King Edward VII we do not see this as an indicator of ability nor is it a barrier to possible attainment. However, research has shown that across the country this is the case for many disadvantaged pupils. In a DfE publication ‘Unlocking Talent, Fulfilling Potential’ (2017) Justine Greening stated:
“In our country today, where you start still all too often determines where you finish. And while talent is spread evenly across the country, opportunity is not. None of us should accept this. Everyone deserves a fair shot in life and a chance to go as far as their hard work and talent can take them.”
Some of the barriers that impact the progress if these students are:
- Attitude to learning
- Aspiration and ambition
- Resources/cultural capital
- Academic resilience and confidence
- Teaching quality
How will the money be used?
How the money will be spent is outlined in the most recent Pupil Premium Strategy which is published on the school website (see below).
How will we measure the impact?
The impact of the how the money has been spent will be assessed in 3 ways:
- School performance tables – The performance of disadvantaged pupils will be compared to the performance of the rest of the school and to disadvantaged pupils across the country.
- Student well-being – The use of the national SDQ questionnaire is used to measure the well-being of our DP students before and after interventions
- Attendance – rigorously monitored to ensure students are accessing a broad and balance curriculum
- Destinations – the college is committed to ensuring all students, including DP students, have a post 16 destination which is suitable to each individual.
Date of next review
Feedback from OFSTED – April 2015
“The pupil premium provides effective support for eligible students. Targeted one-to-one tuition, reading programmes, mentoring, increased access to extra-curricular activities and work-related learning courses help students make good progress in their learning and their personal and social development.”
“Leaders promote equality of opportunity. They welcome students from all backgrounds and abilities, and show respect and fairness. Each student’s talent and contribution is valued. The ‘Coalville promise’ entitles each student to a broad learning experience, which develops confidence and enriches learning. … All groups of students make good progress, including those who struggle with academic learning.”
“Rigorous tracking and well-planned academic support are helping to close gaps and produce higher outcomes in 2015.”