Strategy Report 2017-18.pdf
Catch up Evaluation 15-16 & Strategy for 16-17
Catch Up Funding Report 2015/16
The Pupil Premium was introduced by the Coalition Government in January 2011 to improve educational outcomes for our most disadvantaged students. The government gives additional funds for each student receiving Free School Meals (FSM), registered Children Looked After (CLA) and any child who has been in receipt of Free School Meals in the last six years (known as Ever6 FSM). In addition to these groups, a lesser sum is given for children with parents in the Armed Forces.
At Kingsdown we are committed to ensuring Pupil Premium students have the same high aspirations and opportunities to enable them to exceed their potential. The support and intervention strategy is led by one of the Deputy Headteachers. We will continue to use the Pupil Premium funding to support students to raise standards of attainment and progress, improve attendance and attitude to learning. Kingsdown School bases its strategies for the use of Pupil Premium funding on the findings of The Sutton Trust. The funding has been used in a number of different areas, including but not limited to:
In Term 1, for each student, a review takes place in order to assess their needs and plan a personalised provision to support their school experience.
If your son/daughter does not have Free School Meals, but may be eligible because of your family's income level, please do contact us (in confidence) to register. Even if you do not wish him/her to have the meals, this would mean the school could still claim Pupil Premium funding that may be used to help your child.
To register your son/daughter for Free School Meals, please contact the school office on 01793 822284.
For more details about the Pupil Premium please visit: http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium
In addition, Kingsdown operates a Hardship Fund. Kingsdown School recognises that there are families that might need support during their child's education from time to time. A Hardship Fund has been established to help support these families. The Hardship Fund is a discretionary source of financial help. It is in place to offer assistance to families who may be experiencing unexpected and unplanned financial difficulties due to life events such as sickness, death, loss of employment, loss of housing or separation. The file linked at the top of this page provides more information on the fund and the application process.
Kingsdown School Hardship fund
Headteacher : Mrs E Leigh-BennettKingsdown School, Hyde Road, Stratton St Margaret, Swindon, SN2 7SH
Tel: 01793 822284
Kingsdown School is an academy which is a part of the River Learning Trust which is an exempt charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with registered company number 7966500 and its registered office is The Cherwell School, Marston Ferry Road, Oxford OX2 7EE.