Pupil Premium

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What is the Pupil Premium Grant?

Schools receive additional funding on the basis of the number of students they have who are eligible for Free School Meals now or have done so in the past six years, or are a Child in Care or a Service child. This additional funding is called the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) and is aimed at socially disadvantaged students.  The funding is used to support the programme of interventions with the specific focus to narrow the gaps in progress and attainment for disadvantaged students. It is also intended to also meet the pastoral needs of each of these students and to provide guidance and opportunities that mean they are able to transition to the next stage of their education with confidence. 

In addition, from 2012 Year 7 Catch-up funding was provided for those pupils who have not reached the necessary level based on data in English or Maths at Key Stage 2.  It is used to help pupils achieve the standard that will enable them to access the secondary school curriculum.

The PPG per pupil is as follows:

Disadvantaged Pupils

Pupil Premium per pupil

Pupils in years 7-11 recorded as receiving Free School Meals in  the last six years


Looked-after Children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is the care of, or provided accommodation by, an English local authority


Children who have been adopted from care or have left care



Service Children

Pupil Premium per pupil

Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence


How does the school receive the funding?

The PPG is administered straight into the school’s budget.

It is important that you register your child’s entitlement to Free School Meals if you are eligible to do so.  Also, please contact us if your child qualifies for the Service Premium or funding under the Adoption and Children Act 2002.  The additional funding the school receives can make a significant impact on the progress and attainment of your child.