The Pupil Premium Grant
The Pupil Premium grant was introduced in April 2011 and is paid by means of a specific grant based on school census figures. The Pupil Premium grant is in addition to main school funding and it will be used by Kingsford Community School to address any underlying inequalities between children who need it the most. The money we receive as part of the Pupil Premium grant is not linked to prior attainment of students who enter the school. They may be anywhere on the spectrum from our most able to most challenged students. Pupils eligible to receive this funding are in at least one of the following groups:
- Those who have been entitled to Free School Meals during the last six years (FMSE6)
- Those who are in care or looked after (CLA)
Kingsford Community School received additional funding based on the number of disadvantaged pupils at our school who were eligible for Free School Meals at any point in the last 6 years. The intended outcome of this funding is to close any gaps in progress and attainment between disadvantaged pupils and other pupils which is a national key focus for schools.