Pupil Premium is additional money allocated to publicly funded schools to support pupils identified as being disadvantaged, raising their attainment and closing the gap between them and their peers.

There are 3 categories of children who are eligible for Pupil Premium Funding:

  • In receipt of free school meals (FSM) at any stage in the last 6 years (Ever 6 FSM)
  • Registered as looked after
  • Whose parents are serving in the armed services

Accountability

The Government believes that head teachers and school leaders should decide how to use the Pupil Premium. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:

  • the performance tables which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers
  • the Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, in particular those who attract the Pupil Premium
  • the reports that schools publish online

Objectives in spending the Pupil Premium Funding

To accelerate pupil progress and raise attainment.

  • To ensure all pupils make at least expected progress each year.
  • To ensure all pupils achieve the nationally expected standard for their year group.
  • To close any gap in attainment between the group of pupils eligible for PPG funding, and those not eligible.
  • To meet the needs of pupils’ social and emotional development as well as maintaining good mental health.
  • To provide children with opportunities for enrichment outside of the curriculum. 

PPG Spending Strategy 2016-17

PPG Spending Strategy 2017-18