Pupil Premium & Catch-Up Premium

Kings Norton Girls’ School welcomes the Pupil Premium initiative to provide funding to support this group of young people. For 2023/24 we received £192,075 in pupil premium funding and £56,580 in recovery premium funding.

Is your child eligible for extra funding?

Registering for free meals could raise an extra £935 of funding for the school to provide valuable support like extra tuition, additional teaching staff or after school activities.

Families who receive certain benefits may be eligible for free school meals.  Your child is eligible for free school meals if you’re in receipt of one of the following benefits:

  • Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400.
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190

If you are in receipt of any of the benefits above please click this link to check your eligibility for free school meals: https://www.cloudforedu.org.uk/ofsm/birmingham

Alternatively, please email the school at: enquiry@kngs.co.uk and we will check your eligibility for you.

If you are in one of the categories below please ensure we are aware as your child will be eligible for Pupil Premium funding:

  • One or more parents are in the Armed forces.
  • You adopted your child.
  • The child in your care is on a Residence or Special Guardianship, or Child Arrangements Order.

All information is kept strictly confidential.

How do we spend the money?

We use target the extra funding into one of the following three areas:

  1. Quality of teaching for all

We use a significant proportion of the extra funding for recruitment and retention of outstanding teachers. This enables us to keep class sizes as low as possible and ensures students are taught by specialists.

  1. Targeted support

We use a Maths coach and Learning Assistant to provide a range of targeted interventions in numeracy and literacy. We also participate in national initiatives aimed at closing the gap in outcomes.

  1. Other approaches

We ensure finance is not a barrier to students participating in extra-curricular and enrichment activities, such as music lessons and school trips. We also support with the purchase of useful resources, such as revision guides.


The spend of pupil premium funding is overseen by Mr Tom Charlett (Assistant Headteacher: Sixth Form & Pupil Premium). Governors are updated termly on the progress of pupil premium students and the impact of spending.


For 2023/24– 28.77% of students were eligible for pupil premium funding.

For detailed analysis of our Pupil Premium strategy & Catch -Up Premium plan please click below:

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement & Review

Covid Catch-Up Premium Plan – September 2020