Pupil Premium Strategy


At McKee College House 

Pupil premium strategy plan 

Statement of intent 

All members of staff, governors and teaching assistants accept responsibility for ‘socially disadvantaged’ pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within the school environment. McKee College House is committed to ‘Narrowing the Gap’ between vulnerable pupils and the pupil premium forms a vital part of that process. The Management Committee reserve the right to allocate the pupil premium funding to support any pupils or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged. 

Objectives will be met through 

Key Principles of the Strategy 


This details the key challenges to achievement that we have identified among our disadvantaged pupils. 

Challenge number  Detail of challenge  
1  Historic poor attendance and punctuality at their last school  
2  Periods of exclusion from school creating gaps in learning 
3  Un assessed learning needs which contribute to non engagement and low level disruptive behaviours 
4  Low expectations of themselves, low self esteem and lack of aspiration. 
5  School based anxiety contributing to low attendance, mental health and poor well-being. 

Intended outcomes  

This explains the outcomes we are aiming for by the end of our current strategy plan, and how we will measure whether they have been achieved. 

Intended outcome  Success criteria 
Assessing learning needs  
  • Full assessment of all students to identify unmet learning need. 
Meeting learning needs 
  • Personal Learning Plan for every student. 
  • Additional resources for supporting learning in class and 1:1. 
Filling gaps in their education 
  • Initiatives for attendance, attainment and effort. 
  • Revision guides and additional lessons. 
  • Identify prior learning and teach to the gaps using our curriculum maps. 
Developing their potential 
  • Mental Health awareness and supportive interventions. 
  • Therapeutic interventions. 
  • Counselling services for students and family 
  • Key worker for every student with close home links. 
Preparing them for the future 
  • Motivational and inspirational experiences. 
  • A curriculum offer which meets the needs of students and prepares them for their future. 
  • A CEIAG programme that prepares them for their next steps in education, apprenticeship or work. 

The allocation for PPG funding for this year is as detailed below.  It is worth noting that because of the way in which funding is allocated and the transient nature of our students funding does not always match the actual number of PPG students in the school.  However as a school we will always strive to meet the needs of our PPG students regardless of the actual funding given. 

Financial Funding for PPG 

PPG Funding received as at 1 Apr 2023 

Pupil premium strategy statement 

This statement details our school’s use of pupil premium (and recovery premium for the 2023 to 2024 academic year) funding to help improve the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils.  

It outlines our pupil premium strategy, how we intend to spend the funding in this academic year and the effect that last year’s spending of pupil premium had within our school.  

School overview 

Detail  Data 
School name  McKee College PRU 
Number of pupils in school   Commission of 124 currently 120 on role. 
Proportion (%) of pupil premium eligible pupils  53% of all students. 
Academic year/years that our current pupil premium strategy plan covers (3 year plans are recommended)  2022 to 2025 
Date this statement was published  Apr 23 
Date on which it will be reviewed  Apr 24 
Statement authorised by   
Pupil premium lead   
Governor / Trustee lead   

Funding overview 

Detail  Amount 
Pupil premium funding allocation this academic year 

CLA PPG (4 students) 



Recovery premium funding allocation this academic year  £14,835 
Pupil premium funding carried forward from previous years (enter £0 if not applicable)  £0 
Total budget for this academic year  £ 46,920 


Activity in this academic year 

This details how we intend to spend our pupil premium (and recovery premium funding) this academic year to address the challenges listed above. 

Teaching (for example, CPD, recruitment and retention) 

Budgeted cost: £15,000 

Activity  Evidence that supports this approach  Challenge number(s) addressed 
High quality teaching  Retention of experienced subject specialist teachers to ensure breadth in the curriculum offer. 

Developing vocational curriculum through programmes such as MPP, Motor Vehicle maintenance and construction. 

Quality of classroom resources  Ensuring that each classroom is equipped to a high standard which is standard across the school ie interactive whiteboards, access to ipads and laptops, quality classroom furniture.   
CPD  All teaching staff accessing training on developing trauma informed approach to working with young people. 

Free access to National College CPD for all staff. 



Targeted academic support (for example, tutoring, one-to-one support structured interventions)  

Budgeted cost: £17,000 

Activity  Evidence that supports this approach  Challenge number(s) addressed 
Teaching assistant deployment and interventions  Every student has named key worker who meets with them individually to deliver bespoke interventions.  This could be learning or emotional support.   
Activity and resources to meet the specific needs of disadvantaged pupils with SEND  Specialist HLTA providing individualised support in line with EHCP.   
One to one and small group tuition  Pull out sessions for 1:1 support in Maths and English with specialist staff.   
Interventions to support language development, literacy, and numeracy  Students accessing IDL for literacy and numeracy. 

School wide literacy and numeracy strategy managed by specialist teachers in Maths and English. 



Wider strategies (for example, related to attendance, behaviour, wellbeing) 

Budgeted cost: £18,000 

Activity  Evidence that supports this approach  Challenge number(s) addressed 
Supporting pupils’ social, emotional and behavioural needs  Development of “Take up time” as part of our behaviour management strategy to specifically support students not coping in class due to social and emotional needs.   
Supporting attendance  School attendance policy. Rewards and incentives for good attendance.   
Extracurricular activities, including sports, outdoor activities, arts, culture and trips  Involvement in sporting competitions. Visits to theatres. Visits to colleges and 6th forms. Geography field trips. Visits to museums and other relevant destinations in support of the curriculum eg Imperial war museum, British Army STEM events.   
Communicating with and supporting parents  Daily contact with parents.  Offering parents additional support eg family counselling, TAFs, supportive information and advice through our web links.   
Breakfast clubs and meal provision  Provide snacks at breaktime; toast, bacon/sausage sandwich, toasties, hot chocolates free of charge. 

Well being room open to students throughout the day providing hot drinks and quiet reflective environment. 


Total budgeted cost: £50,000 

Review of outcomes in the previous academic year 

Pupil premium strategy outcomes 

This details the impact that our pupil premium activity had on pupils in the 2022 to 2023 academic year.  

The additional staffing allowed for greater support of our most vulnerable PPG students with complex needs. Typically those students who required statutory assessment and possible special school places but were effectively stuck in the PRU until the completion of the statutory assessment.  

This additional staffing ensured that the identified students could engage in lessons and had the 1:1 support required to support them 

Externally provided programmes 

Please include the names of any non-DfE programmes that you purchased in the previous academic year. This will help the Department for Education identify which ones are popular in England 

Programme  Provider 

Service pupil premium funding (optional) 

For schools that receive this funding, you may wish to provide the following information:  

Measure  Details  
How did you spend your service pupil premium allocation last academic year?  n/a 
What was the impact of that spending on service pupil premium eligible pupils?  n/a 



Further information (optional) 

Use this space to provide any further information about your pupil premium strategy. For example, about your strategy planning, or other activity that you are implementing to support disadvantaged pupils, that is not dependent on pupil premium or recovery premium funding. 


An ever increasing concern is food poverty among families who do not qualify for free school meals.  The school is acutely aware of the need to ensure all students are properly fed as this is an imperative to their functioning at school and capacity to engage in learning.  Eating is the base of Maslows hierarchy of needs and without considering this we are not preparing our students for education.  It is therefore our strategy to ensure that all students who need access to food are provided with food. 

The school catering team have costed out the price of feeding one student at £5 per week, as the greatest cost in delivering food is the cost of employing staff not the cost of food it is possible to feed more students with only a small increase in costs. 

Identifying 10 students whom we have evidenced as not eating regularly at school, speaking with parents and identifying that poverty is the main driver and then providing free meals for these students would cost the school approximately £1900 per year. 

The school has also signed up with Magic Breakfast to provide a free breakfast to all of our students. We have altered our school day to increase the morning form time to allow all students to eat breakfast from a range of hot and cold meals.