Kempston Challenger Academy | Pupil Premium
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Pupil Premium


Pupil Premium at KCA

Pupil Premium Funding & Principles

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium funding is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches pupils who need it most. The Kempston Challenger Academy was allocated £265,554 in Pupil Premium funding for the academic year 2016/17. The current level of funding is still being ascertained but will follow the following principles;-


  • For each student currently eligible for free school meals or who have been in receipt within the last 6 years (Ever 6), the Academy will receive £935.
  • For service children or families in receipt of an Armed Forces pension, the Academy will receive £300.
  • For children who are looked after in care, the Academy will receive £1900.

Barriers to Learning:

Pupil Premium students attending The Kempston Challenger Academy, in common with the national picture, present with a wide range of barriers to learning; however, the principal barriers that the Academy uses the Pupil Premium funding to target for improvement are:

  • attainment in English language and Mathematics
  • literacy skills
  • personalising the curriculum offer to ensure that it is inclusive
  • attendance and punctuality
  • valuing education and making the explicit links to the world of work, training and further study
  • personal, social and life-skills education

 KCA Pupil Premium Strategy review

Pupil Premium Intent, Implementation and Impact.