The Government introduced the Pupil Premium Grant in April 2011. This grant, which is additional to main school funding, is seen by the Government as the best way to support children from less affluent backgrounds, looked after children, and children with parents in the armed forces. It was therefore awarded to support children eligible for free school meals (FSM, and then in April 2012, it was extended to children who had been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years.
The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. Schools can decide how the PPG is spent, since it is believed that they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
Please read the information below, which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.