The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement, and who may, for a number of reasons, find their learning more difficult. These include pupils whose families have a lower income, or have other difficulties, those looked after by the local authority and children of armed service personnel. The intended effect of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment.
Please note that the criteria for Pupil Premium (which used to be called "free school meals funding") is the same, regardless of method of checking eligibility, but for the online service all you need to do is enter your name, national insurance number or asylum number, your address and your child's details. Press 'submit' and you will find out if you are eligible.
If your result comes back 'found', this means your child is eligible for Pupil Premium and the system automatically tells the school. In this way we get some extra funding for your child which we can use to help improve outcomes for those who need a little extra support.
So PLEASE - check today if you are eligible to help us help your children. Just click on the link:
Don't be put off by the term "free meal" - because of course at Infant schools all the children get a free school meal - the Pupil Premium funding is separate and based purely on eligibility.
It is for 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. The Pupil Premium must, however, be spent in a way that improves the chances for a better outcome for the more disadvantaged pupils.
All matters regarding the use of Pupil Premium funds are treated with discretion and in confidence.
For more information on the Pupil Premium, please visit:
Please click on the documents below to look at the evaluation of how Pupil Premium was spent last year and the way in which the school intends to spend the Pupil Premium funding this year.