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Pupil Premium Grant


What is the Pupil Premium Grant?

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to:

  • Raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their potential.
  • To support children and young people of parents who are in the regular armed forces. 


The new allocations for 2021/2022 are: 

  • Pupils in Reception to Year 6 recorded as Ever 6 FSM (Free School Meals) - £1,345.
  • Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by an English local authority - £2,345.
  • Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, or child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order) - £2,345
  • 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 - £310.


How do I know if my child is eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant? 

Click here to see if you qualify for free school meals and to apply. Please remember to apply for them even if your child is in Early Years, Year 1 or Year 2 and automatically gets Universal Free School Meals as the school will receive additional funding. If you need any support claiming for free school meals, please come and speak to a member of our office team who will be happy to help you.


How do we spend the PPG? 


Our PPG for 2021/2022 is £68,040. Click below to see our full Pupil Premium Strategy for 2021/2022 (with a 3 year vision to 2025)


The key barriers to learning for children in receipt of the PPG in our school have been identified as:


  • Lower attendance figures for disadvantaged 96% to non-disadvantaged 98%
  • Poor language and communication skills
  • Weak phonics and early reading skills
  • Lower achievement in Reading, Writing and Mathematics at the end of KS2 
  • The negative impact of the pandemic upon social and emotional wellbeing
  • Support for families and encouraging focus around supporting home learning


Click on the link below to find out how we plan to spend our PPG to tackle these barriers in our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement. 


High Achievement Review (Pupil Premium Review) March 2018


As a school that is continually self-reviewing, in 2018 we commissioned a review of how we spend the Pupil Premium Grant. This 'High Achievement Review' was undertaken by Mrs Liz Bramley, a Head Teacher, National Leader of Education and Pupil Premium reviewer. The review was used to support the school in evaluating current provision and to make recommendations to further improve our outcomes for our disadvantaged learners. Click on the link below to read the report.