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North West Kent Alternative Provision Services

Inspire. Aspire. Empower

Pupil Premium 17-18



The Pupil Premium is additional funding from the Government to help schools close the attainment gap between disadvantaged children and their peers. The funding is allocated to schools for children from Reception to year 11 who have registered for free school meals in the last 6 years, are in care or have parents in the Armed Forces.

In 2016-17 the funding allocation was

  • £935 per child and £300 for children of Armed Forces families


Unlike other schools we do not directly receive Pupil Premium for all eligible pupils. Our aim as a school is for all pupils to remain on role with their mainstream school and, where possible return to that school if this is an appropriate pathway for the child or young person.


NWKAPS commits to ensuring that every child or young person who would usually be entitled to this additional funding receives additional support bespoke to their needs during their stay at our school. NWKAPS is committed to closing the gap between the progress of pupils who receive the funding and those considered to not be disadvantaged.


Objectives for Pupils Premium in this school:

  • These children will be provided with additional educational support to improve progress and to raise the standard of achievement for them

  • The school will aim to close the gap between the achievement of our pupils and their peers both nationally and within the school

  • As far as resources allow, the school will use the additional funding to address any underlying inequalities between pupils eligible for Pupil Premium and others

  • We will ensure any additional funding received reaches the pupils who need it the most and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives

  • The school recognises Pupil Premium pupils who have SEND, Pupil Premium pupils who have no SEND and children in care. Therefore, all provision is tailored slightly differently for these identified vulnerable groups



Close the gap for Year 11 FSM students

37% more PP students achieved expected progress in Mathematics

39% more PP students achieved expected progress in English Literature

13% more PP students achieved expected progress in English Language

84.2% PP students have secure destinations (-1.8%)