Pupil Premium Grant

Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding given to schools based on the number of pupils eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and the number of children in care (CiC).

The number of pupils eligible and the amount paid to schools varies each year.

The school currently has 47 (based on January 2015 census) FSM pupils and 13 Cic eligible amounting to 84.5% of pupil population. This resulted in a payment of £60,940 (FSM).

Funding for CiC pupils is held by Virtual Schools Kent (VSK) or by the Virtual School responsible for that pupil. This funding is applied for on an individual basis. The school has applied for and spent £11,199 for its CiC pupils.

Kent Vertual School made a late additional payment of £4,200 (£600 for each Kent pupil) in February 2016. This money has been rolled over for allocation for next year.

Pupil Premium for FSM has funded the following:-

  • Additional literacy and numeracy support – Two specialist HLTAs to plan and deliver targeted individual intervention programmes to close the gap and increase pupil progress.
  • Funding for vocational courses for KS 4 pupils to increase engagement, attendance and achievement and to prepare pupils for the world of work.
  • A part-time music specialist – working across the school to increase enjoyment, engagement and achievement.
  • Money available to assist with cost of School Uniform, visits and to subsidise breakfast clubs.

Below is our full PPG report for 2014/15 which shows how the money was allocated and the impact that it has had.

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The Orchard School
Cambridge Road

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T: 01227 769220
F: 01227 781589

E: office@orchard.kent.sch.uk

Office Contact: Melanie Rowden
Headteacher: Annabel Lilley
Chair of Governors: Hugh Robinson

LEA: Kent County Council
DfE: www.education.gov.uk
OFSTED: www.ofsted.gov.uk

The Orchard School

The Orchard School
Cambridge Road


01227 769220