What is Pupil Premium Grant?
The Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding for the school from the Government, based on the number of pupils eligible, or who have been eligible, for free school meals (FSM) within the last six years.
The funding is designed to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for FSM and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
Each school can make its own decisions about how to spend this funding, but schools are accountable for what the funding is spent on, and must show that they have achieved value for money through improving the progress of the targeted children.
PPG was introduced in 2011. The grant is currently paid at £1,320 per child (there are different levels of funding for service children or children who have been adopted from care).
In addition to PPG, in 2020-21 and 2021-22 we received an allocation of the Government's Covid 'catch-up' funding.
We review our strategy in the Autumn term each year.
Please read the information below which provides details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.