The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) was introduced in April 2011 to provide additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
Using the pupil premium effectively
School leaders are best placed to decide how to use the pupil premium to improve disadvantaged pupils' academic attainment. There is a growing body of evidence on how schools can best help disadvantaged pupils make progress. The needs of all pupils should be assessed and the grant used to make maximum impact in the school. Pupil needs will differ and will cost differing amounts to address.
There is no expectation that schools should spend the grant only on eligible pupils, or on a per eligible pupil basis.
Example - £1,320 is allocated for each eligible primary age pupil counted in the school census. This does not mean that £1,320 extra has to be spent on every pupil.
When taking decisions on how to spend the grant we strongly encourage school leaders to consider evidence on what will have the most impact to the pupils.
Some of the most effective spending will be on whole school stategies, including improving the quality of teaching, which have the potential to impact positively on all pupils.
To find out how we spent our PPG in 2017/18 and our plan for the 2018/19 grant please click here:
To find out if your child is eligible for Free School Meals or, if in Foundation Stage, Year 1 or Year 2 is eligible to apply for the Pupil Premium Grant, please click here:
Adopted children: The school is not necessarily aware that a child has been adopted and therefore encourage parents and guardians to present this information to us. As is the case for all sensitive information this will be treated in the strictest of confidence.
Further information on the Pupil Premium Grant can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pupil-premium-information-for-schools-and-alternative-provision-settings
If you have any further questions please contact the school office to make an appointment with Mrs Marsh.