The Pupil Premium is a grant given to schools for each child who claims free school meals currently or who has done so in the past. It is really important that all parents/carers of children eligible to do so register for free school meals even if you don’t choose to have them as the grant enables us to provide extra resources for your children.

Research has shown that children who have been on or are currently on Free School Meals (FSM) do not attain as highly as other children in school. The government provides this grant so that we can commission/allocate additional support to ensure that they do. The support can be in a short burst or over a longer time period such as a term, two terms, a year or more. It may take the form of 1-1 or small group teaching and may be an evidence-based intervention. It can be additional resources, enrichment or access to opportunities that enhance learning and or aspiration.

Ark Kings Academy, like all Ark academies, receives pupil premium in respect of our most disadvantaged pupils. Each academy plans their academic support and intervention according to the needs of their individual students and states how the support is used on their school website.


ARK Kings Academy has developed a strategy to maximise the impact and effectiveness of Pupil Premium funding. You can read full details of our approach for 2020 - 21 by downloading the report below.

PDF iconPupil Premium And Sports Premium Policy 2020-21.pdf

PDF icon20201109 Coronavirus Catch up Premium 2020.pdf


Information on how we have used Pupil Premium in previous years

PDF iconPupil Premium And Sports Premium Policy Review 2019-20.pdf



The academy has allocated a total of £20,000 as Year 7 Catch Up Funding for the year 2019/20. This income pays for additional staffing of literacy and numeracy lessons for Year 7 (2hrs per week) and reading materials associated with this programme. Those students who are below expected reading age receive additional support to ensure they make more than expected progress through the accelerated reader scheme.

PDF iconY7 Literacy Numeracy Catch-up Premium (2019-20)).pdf



PDF iconEvidencing the Impact of the Primary PE and Sport Premium 2019-2020.pdf