Pupil Premium (PPG)
What is the Pupil Premium and how do we use it ?
Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.
The Pupil Premium Grant is additional to the main school funding, and we use this to address underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals and their peers. Pupil Premium is allocated to : children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM), children who have been in continuous care for six months or more, and those pupils who have been adopted out of care. From April 2012 the Pupil Premium was extended to include children who have been eligible for FSM at any point during the previous six years. Pupil Premium also extends to children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. We use it for a range of academic, pastoral and enrichment purposes with the general aim that all children deserve the best regardless of background. We are held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families and each year we publish a statement which details how we spend this funding which you can view below.
Data collected from schools in January each year, is used to determine the amount of funding a school will receive based directly on the number of pupils who are eligible for Free School Meals on that given date.