King’s Leadership Academy Hawthornes   Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is a type of funding additional to the main school funding. It is received from the government each academic year and is allocated to students under a few different criteria.

It’s designed to help disadvantaged pupils of all abilities perform better, and close the gap between them and their peers.

Funding for financial year 2018 to 2019

In the 2018 to 2019 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each pupil registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years:

  • £935 for pupils in year 7 to year 11

Schools will receive £2,300 for any pupil:

  • identified in the January 2018 school census or the alternative provision census as having left local authority care as a result of:
  • adoption
  • a special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)
  • who has been in local authority care for 1 day or more
  • recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left local authority care)

For pupils who attract the £2,300 rate, the virtual school head of the local authority that looks after the pupil will manage the funding.

Year 7 Catch-up Funding at King’s Hawthornes

The Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium provides schools with an additional £500 for each Year 7 pupil who did not achieve at least Level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of Key Stage 2.

Since September 2016, the Catch-up Premium has been given to support pupils who did not achieve a score of 100 in reading and/or maths. The level of funding is based on the previous cohort.

At King’s Hawthornes, a personalised intervention programme is put in place to meet pupils’ individual needs.

The programme includes:

  • Placement in a small teaching group
  • Home/School Reading programme following Oxford Reading Tree
  • Everyone A Reader -1- 1 reading programme 3x per week
  • Personalise spelling and handwriting programmes
  • Small group reading intervention programme.
  • 3x 30 minute Lexia programme
  • 2x 20 minute maths intervention in form time
  • Reading materials to ensure structured progression.
  • Additional teaching assistant support in mathematics and English.
  • Adapted curriculum to ensure students are able to focus more time on developing their numeracy and literacy.

Pupil Premium Strategy 2016-17

Pupil Premium strategy statement 2017-2018

Pupil Premium strategy statement 2018-2019

Pupil Premium strategy statement 2019-2020

Pupil Premium strategy statement 2020-2021


King’s Leadership Academy Hawthornes

Summer School Costings 2021


To help with the smooth transition from primary to King’s Leadership Academy Hawthornes, we invited every child joining us this September to our two-week Summer School.

During this induction we offered a host of subjects including, Maths, English, Science, History, Geography, PE, Technology & Art.

This opportunity was offered free of charge and also included a free lunch to each child every day. (£3400)

The successful Summer School had a cost of £22,557.60 towards the staffing costs.

Equipment (£202.88) and advertising (£110) total cost £312.88.

£153.292 was spent on vouchers.

A big thank you to our Young Leaders who helped out acting as role models to our new students.