Pupil Premium is a government initiative which targets extra money towards pupils from deprived backgrounds.
Research shows that pupils from deprived backgrounds underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers. Pupil Premium is provided to enable these pupils to be supported to reach their potential.
At IKB the priorities for our Pupil Premium spending are targeted interventions focusing on those curriculum objectives that pupils in receipt of the funding need to work on next; supporting pupil well-being and self-esteem; supporting speech and language and providing free-of-charge school experiences, trips, visitors and residentials. We believe that these four areas help to remove the main barriers to educational achievement faced by our pupils who receive the funding.
Throughout the school year we track our children through pupil progress meetings. Using data collected we are able to understand the needs of all our pupils. During these meetings, there is a discussion about the progress and attainment of each child receiving Pupil Premium. This allows us to work strategically to close gaps for these pupils using the funds available.
The effectiveness of the interventions funded by Pupil Premium is looked at in detail and actions are drawn up to help accelerate progress. This cycle ensures that children receiving Pupil Premium are carefully monitored so that the funding can be effective.
The funding for the 2022-2023 academic year is £17,908. For more information about how the funding has been allocated please see our latest Pupil Premium Strategy 2022-23 inclusive of the 2021-2022 pupil premium strategy review.
The funding for the 2021-2022 academic year was £8,277. For more information about how the funding was allocated please see our IKB Pupil Strategy 2021-22, inclusive of the COVID-19 catch up strategy 2021-22.
For the 2020-21 academic year the funding was £4,655. For information about how the 2020-21 Pupil Premium spend has been allocated and for analysis of the 2020-21 Pupil Premium spend please see our Reviewed IKB Pupil Premium Strategy 2020-21 report.
For the 2020-2021 academic year IKB were also allocated £980 COVID-19 catch up funding as a result of the unprecedented disruption to the education of children from the pandemic. For details of how this was spent please refer to our COVID-19 Catch Up Strategy 2020-21.