About Us


The Government provides funding for Pupil Premium students annually; the school has the freedom to spend this in order to raise achievement. The main reason for this is that it has been evidenced through research that nationally, Pupil Premium students, do significantly less well than their peers.

Pupil Premium students are those in receipt of free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years, Children in Care (CIC) who have been looked after by the Local Authority continuously for more than six months or children of Service Personnel.

If you feel that your child falls within these three categories and you would like to discuss the additional support or if you are unsure if they are eligible for FSM please contact the school office who will be happy to help.

Contact details:

Email- admin@st-georgescofe-thanet.kent.sch.uk

Telephone- (01843) 609000


Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) 2013-2014

St George’s C of E Foundation School received a total of £381, 900 through the PPG for 2013-2014. This consisted of funding for the following groups:-

• FSM- £371,700
• CIC- £9000
• Children of Service Personnel- £1200

In our pursuit of excellence we spend this allocation on various intervention programmes and also facilitate student’s participation in educational visits. This is to enable the closing of the gap between the progression and attainment of Pupil Premium Students and Non Pupil Premium students.


The Intervention Provided


The Sutton Trust toolkit has formed the basis of much expert analysis in this subject field and assesses over 20 different approaches to improving learning in schools, estimating the extra progress over the course of a school year that an ‘average’ student might expect if this strategy was adopted. It identifies the strength of the existing research evidence and makes an estimate of the costs of adopting the approaches.

The top approaches set out by the toolkit are listed below as well as an explanation of how we at St George’s C of E Foundation School have used the PPG to facilitate these interventions.

Approach What we do
Pupil Feedback Personal Improvement Time stickers

Termly Academic Overviews

Peer Tutoring Peer Ambassadors that help within Maths and English lessons.

Peer Ambassadors that take students for reading in the mornings and during selected lessons.

Early Years Intervention “Catch up” in years 7 and 8 to get students to level 4 as a minimum.

This occurs during both lessons and after school.

One to One Specific intervention allocated to students based on Academic Progress linked to target grades. This also includes Saturday School.
Homework After school Homework Club
ICT All Pupil Premium Students have access to interactive whiteboards, PC’s, laptops and Ipads to support learning within lessons.
Phonics Teaching

Specific students selected and support by small group intervention with specialist teaching.

Employment of specialist teacher of Dyslexia


Bespoke intervention is offered to every Pupil Premium Student and this is selected by the individual student’s needs. Whether this is academic support, or emotional support outside the classroom. We are driven to ensure that every student has the best chance of reaching for their dreams and the PPG is used accordingly to support students where they need it most.

The Impact of Pupil Premium Spending in 2012-2013

The PPG for 2012-2013 was a total of £224,903; the school spent this allocation in the following way:

Specific Pupil Premium staffing £69,050
SEND Learning Support Assistant and training £22,265
Specific Pupil Premium Literacy intervention £11,740
Specific Pupil Premium resources £26,111
Extra coaching and instructors £13,044
Specific Pupil Premium revision classes £10,435
Counselling Services £13,610
Youth Empowerment Training and Courses £5,800
One to One Pupil Premium intervention £26,000
Saturday School Literacy and Core Subject intervention £26,848
Total pupil premium allocation £224,903

Impact at KS3

Within KS3 academic intervention is focused on improving numeracy and literacy. The following impact was evident through spending in 2012-2013.

Accelerated Reader Results 2012-2013

A cohort of year 7 students made a total of 204 months progress, at an average of 3 months per student

A cohort of year 8 students made a total of 141 months progress, at an average of 5 months per student

Hodder Results/ Reading age 2012-2013
A cohort of year 7 students made a total of 433 months progress at an average of 6.7 months per student
A cohort of year 8 students made a total of 228 months progress at an average of 7 months per student


Impact at KS4

KS4- Year 11 Summer Results 2013

In all categories Pupil Premium student performance improved in the 2013 examination results compared to 2012, with examples being:

Improvement in 5A*-C including English and Maths

Improvement in 5A*-G including English and Maths

Improvements in the percentage of students achieving expected progress in English and maths

Improvements in the number of students making good progress in English and Maths

Pupil Premium students out performed non-Pupil Premium in the measure of good progress made in maths

  Number of Students Percentage of 5 or more A*-C inc English and Maths
All Pupils                                                           194 53
Pupil Premium 60 37
Non Pupil Premium 134 60


Summer examination results indicated our Pupil Premium students out performed national figures in the progress measure of expected progress in English and matches the national figure for expected progress in Maths.



Students English Maths
  Cohort School National Cohort School National
Pupil Premium 58  Students 64% 56% 57 Students 54% 54%
Non Pupil Premium 131 Students 81% 74% 131 Students 75% 76%


Improvements from 2012

The performance of Pupil Premium students improved in all areas again this year, which is indicated in the table below.



Performance Measure 2012 2013
% 5 A* - C 92.3 100.0
% 5 A* - C  inc Eng & Maths 30.8 37
% Expected Progress English 45 64
% Expected Progress Maths 53 54


Narrowing of the Gap

Fantastic summer examination results meant that ‘The Narrowing of the Gap’ took place a St George’s school; in fact Pupil Premium students have outperformed their peers when the progress measure of value added is taken into account. This is evidenced from RAISEonline 2013 and the table below:

Value Added
  2012 2013
  School National School National
Pupil Premium 1047.6 981.6 1059.5 983.2
Non Pupil Premium 1065.4 1005.5 1041.6 1005.8


In our pursuit of excellence we strive to better ourselves despite these fantastic results. Through analysis we can see that some improvements can still be made with middle attainers in particular ’4C’ students. Measures have already been put into place to ensure that these middle attainers make the expected  levels of progress, examples being paid afterschool intervention in Maths and English for 4C middle attainers within KS3 to give them the best chance of achieving a C or above at GCSE.