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Pupil Premium Strategy

What is Pupil premium?

The Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families.  Funding is based on the children being registered for a free school meal, having a parent who works in the forces or who is/has been looked after by the local authority.

The PPG (pupil premium grant) for 2023-2024 is £1,455.00 per eligible pupil or £2,530 per LAC (looked after children). Service children have an allocation of £335.

The government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to the main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying equalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring the funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.  Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit we are required to publish online information about how we have used the funds

The grant may be spent in the following ways:

  • For the purposes of the school ie for the educational benefit of pupils registered at that school
  • For the benefit of pupils registered at other maintained schools or academies
  • On community facilities eg services whose provision furthers any charitable purpose for the benefit of pupils at the school or their families, or people who live or work in the locality in which the school is situated.

Recovery premium

In 2021, The government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure due to coronavirus. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds.

This is a time-limited grant for the 2021/22, 2022/23 and 2023/24 academic years.