Pupil Premium was introduced in 2011, the pupil premium is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to improve the attainment of disadvantaged children.
Disadvantaged children are those who are in receipt of Free School Meals, Looked After Children or previously looked after and Forces Families.
This is based on research showing that children from low income families perform less well at school than their peers. Often, children who are entitled to pupil premium face challenges such as poor language and communication skills, lack of confidence and issues with attendance and punctuality or unsettled home life. The pupil premium grant is intended to directly benefit the children who are eligible, helping to narrow the gap between them and their classmates.
In this financial year the Secretary of State for Education has laid down the following terms and conditions on which assistance is given in relation to the pupil premium grant (PPG) payable to schools and local authorities for the financial year beginning 1 April 2019. PPG provides funding for two policies:
- raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their potential
- supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces
If you require any additional information about Pupil Premium please contact the office.