Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

“Pupils value the support they receive in school to help them deal with difficulties which caused them to leave their previous schools. Comments from pupils such as, ‘I’ve now made friends’ and, ‘It’s more chilled here, but you get your work done’ typified their feelings of how well they are supported at school.”
OFSTED October 2018

Kettlebrook is a Pupil Referal Unit / Short Stay School for children aged 11-16 years who have been referred through the Tamworth District Inclusion Partnership or other professionals. Levels of attainment upon entry to the school are below average. The catchment area is wide with students drawn from all over Tamworth.

Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. The funding is provided to help disadvantaged pupils to ‘close the gap’ and to raise attainment and improve progress.

Children who are eligible include:

    • Pupils who have been registered for Free School Meals (FSM) at anypoint in the last six years
    • Children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months
    • Children of armed services personnel

We will continue to use the pupil premium funding to support students at Kettlebrook Short Stay School to raise social and academic standards of attainment, enabling our students to have a positive economic future. The funding has been used in a number of different areas, including but not limited to:

  • Enrichment on & off site
  • Individual Learning Plans
  • 1:1 tuition
  • Counselling
  • EP Intervention
  • Peer Support
  • Home School Liaison


Other interventions that Pupil Premium funds are based on the
Student’s Individual Learning Plan. These include:

  • Differentiated resources across the curriculum to enable students to engage and access a learning programme – building packs; modeling packs; alternative food to be used in DT etc.
  • Alternative Provision – Nails; fitness; bike maintenance;

We have proven success in uses these methods of intervention to support disadvantaged pupils to make progress and achieve. Kettlebrooks’ innovative approach in designing ILP.  We review annually the Pupil Premium Strategy each year prior to the start of each academic year.  Most of our students will have a range of barriers to accessing education as they have been or are at risk of being permenantly excluded from mainstream schools.