Pupil Premium Grant

What is it?
The Government introduced the Pupil Premium Grant in April 2011, as a means of addressing underlying inequalities between children from low income families who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. There are three categories of pupils that are eligible:

  • Children who are either currently eligible for FSM or have been eligible for FSM in the past six years;
  • Children who have been looked after by a local authority (in care) continuously for more than six months;
  • Children who have been adopted from care
  • Children of Armed Forces Personnel

How does it benefit children and families?
Pupil Premium is expected to improve the outcomes and participation of FSMs children by closing the attainment gap and accelerating the progress being made by this vulnerable group. The Government decided that it is up to schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. Schools are accountable for how they have used the funding to support pupils from low-income families and are required to publish this information on-line.

How do I know if we are eligible for funding?
Several of our families already claim for PPG but we know that there may be more of you who are entitled to this funding but due to a variety of reasons have not yet accessed it. We would encourage you to do so even if your child would prefer not to have a free school lunch. Once registered, we will be able to inform you of other benefits that become available to you as a result. If you think that you are eligible for PPG then please click on the link to the side for further information and the relevant form.


Previous Pupil Premium Spending:

You can view our spend of Pupil Premium for 2020-21 here

Funding Document

You can download a PDF of our Pupil Premium Strategy for 2021-24 (Jan 2023 update) here