Purpose of Pupil Premium
The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is an individually allocated sum of money which is devolved to schools directly by the DfE. It is to be used to strategically target provision for children from low-income and other disadvantaged families to ensure that there is no difference in attainment between them and their peers. A child who has a parent in the armed forces is also eligible for PPG. The grant can be used very widely to provide support for children for example, to enable them to attend educational visits and to smooth transfer between schools. If a child has been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the past 6 years or has been continuously looked after for at least 6 months (LAC) the school receives an amount per head within their budget. This figure has risen each year since the grant was first given to the current amount of £1320 per pupil. The term ‘Disadvantaged’ indicates those pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Grant.