Pupil Premium 2018-01-29T16:27:28+00:00


School’s Pupil Premium grant allocation amount

This document provides information about the Pupil Premium Funding allocation for the academic year 2017-2018. Funding received by Kennel Lane School will be used to enable us to provide identified learners with additional support and resources. This is in addition to any funding the learner may receive to support their special educational needs.

The range of provision that will be covered for learners:

• Facilitating learners access to education
• Facilitating learners access to broader curriculum opportunities
• Additional teaching and learning opportunities
• Alternative support and intervention
• Facilitate individual learner development.

The main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at the school:

Kennel Lane School is committed to ensuring its learners have the best possible outcomes for when they transition into adult life.  The school places communication, literacy skills, numeracy skills and independence at the heart of the curriculum and recognises that for all learners, regardless of ability, reaching their full potential may be dependent on communication, literacy skills, numeracy skills and independence.  Therefore, Kennel Lane School will use the Pupil Premium Funding on raising attainment in these priority areas.

Over the last few years Kennel Lane School recognises that an increasing number of our learners are suffering from mental health issues some of which are related to historical events outside of the school environment.

Total number of learners on roll at September 2017 175
All LA – including Bracknell Forest, Hampshire, Southwark and Windsor and Maidenhead
Total number of learners eligible for Pupil Premium Funding:
  • 18 Primary Free School Meals (£1320)
  • 23 Secondary Free School Meals (£935)
  • 4 Service Children (£300)
  • 4 Looked After Children (including 1 on SG) (£1,900)
  • 1 Primary Free School Meals and Service Child (£1,620)
Please note all Looked After Children and Post Looked After Children funding is held by the VHT (Virtual Head Teacher).
Total  £55,685

How we will spend the school’s Pupil Premium to overcome the barriers and the reasons for our approach is documented in the PDF below:

Pupil Premium Funding


After much consideration the decision has been taken to close the school on Thursday 01st March. A risk assessment has been carried out based on the predicted weather forecast and it has been deemed as unsafe to open for the following reasons; if weather conditions were to worsen throughout the day on Thursday due to transport arrangements learners cannot leave the site early, if weather conditions worsen overnight some of our staff travel long distances and might not be able to commute to work making learner to staff ratios unsafe and Kennel Lane is not a red route road and therefore may not be gritted making it difficult for vehicles to come in and out. In addition to this unlike other schools with a local catchment, our learners come from a very wide geographical area meaning that we have to consider additional weather forecasts which also predict heavy snow. These learners may not be able to return home on transport if the weather worsens during the day. We have made this decision tonight and not in the morning so as to be able to notify the relevant transport companies as some of our learners and staff have long journeys which begin at 7.30am. We hope you understand our decision and We are sorry for any inconvenience it may cause you.

Jenny Baker (Acting Headteacher) and Peter Floyd (Chair of Governors)

Met Office – 19.20pm - Bracknell