The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is additional funding that was introduced by the Government in 2011.  The grant is allocated to schools in order to narrow the attainment gap between pupils from the groups below and their peers.  The funding at Quintin Kynaston is used with pupils from Year 7 to Year 11 in the following groups: 

  •       Low income families who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) – including those pupils registered for FSM in the last six years known as FSM Ever 6
  • Children with parents in the armed forces
  • Looked after Children (CLA)

The Government introduced a fund of £625 million in April 2011 to give schools £400 per year for:

  • every child currently registered as eligible for free school meals
  • children who have been looked after for 6 months or longer

From April 2012, pupil premium funding was also extended to:

  • all children eligible for free school meals at any point in the past 6 years

In the 2013 to 2014 financial year, funding for the pupil premium increased to £1.875 billion. As a result, the amount given to schools for each pupil who attracts the funding has increased to £900 per pupil who fall into the groups listed above.

In the 2014 to 2015 financial year, pupil premium funding will be £2.5 billion. The premium will rise to £935 per pupil of secondary-school age, £1,900 per pupil for looked-after children who:

  • have been looked after for 1 day or more
  • are adopted
  • leave care under a Special Guardianship Order or a Residence Order

Schools can spend the funding as they see fit, and from September 2012 we have published on-line information about how the funding is used.

At QK we have prioritised the use of this funding for pupil premium students who:

  • are underachieving
  • are from vulnerable groups or locked after children

We will use the Pupil Premium Grant to fund a whole range of activities and interventions including:

  • Education Welfare Service Support
  • CAMHS Service Level Agreement
  • Social Services Service Level Agreement
  • SLA’s
  • Senior SLA’s
  • SALT
  • In class Inclusion Tutor Support
  • In class Inclusion Coordinator Support
  • Whole school Literacy Provision and intervention
  • Pixel intervention to support achievement
  • Smaller Maths Groups
  • Smaller English Groups
  • Alternative Provision placements
  • Nurture provision at KS3
  • Family Therapy provision

The Pupil Premium Grant at Quintin Kynaston

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received 2014-2015

Total number of pupils on roll 7-11  1019
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG  609
% students eligible for PPG  60%
Amount of PPG received per pupil  £935
Amount of PPG received per Looked after Child  £1,900
Total amount of PPG received   £654,500


Breakdown of PP pupils per year group 2014-15

 Year group 7 8 9 10 11
 Number of pupils 76/195 103/210 143/206 144/202 143/206
 % of year group 38.9 49 69.4 71.2 69.4