Pupil Premium Grant
What do you need to know about Pupil Premium?
To view our Pupil Premium Policy, please visit our policies page.
Pupil Premium Strategy 2020-2021
Please follow the links below to see previous results and information linked to Pupil Premium Grant.
Pupil Premium Strategy 2019-2020
- including impact of Pupil Premium Grant for 2018-2019
Proposed Expenditure of Pupil Premium Grant for 2019-2020
Proposed Expenditure of Pupil Premium Grant for 2018-2019
Impact of Pupil Premium Grant on Pupil Outcomes 2017-2018
Proposed Expenditure of Pupil Premium Grant for 2017-2018
Impact of Pupil Premium Grant on Pupil Outcomes 2016-2017
Expenditure of Pupil Premium Grant for 2016-2017
The following information is taken from the Department for Education’s website and provides useful and interesting information with regards to Pupil Premium funding received by schools.
Further details can be found on the DfE website by clicking here →
The Purpose of Pupil Premium
- The Government believes that Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
- In most cases Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
- For pupils from low‐income families in non‐mainstream settings, it is for the local authority to decide how to allocate Pupil Premium, for instance it could be allocated to the setting where they are being educated, or held by the local authority to spend specifically on additional educational support to raise the standard of attainment for these pupils. The authority must consult non-mainstream settings about how the Premium for these pupils should be used.
- Schools are free to spend Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. New measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. From September 2012, the Department for Education also requires schools to publish online information about how they have used the Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium.
- The Department for Education will also provide schools with information about strategies and interventions which can improve the progress and attainment of pupils from poorer backgrounds.