Introduced in 2011 by the Coalition Government, the Pupil Premium is additional funding provided to publicly-funded schools in England schools with the aim of raising the attainment of disadvantaged children. The funding will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of those pupils and their peers. The school will ensure the funding reaches the pupils who need it most and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives. The learning and experiences funded by pupil premium will be allocated based on evidence-based research as to the most effective practices. The impact of the use of the funding will be audited regularly in order to ensure it is being used effectively to close the gap for the eligible pupils. Eligible pupils are defined as: children who are entitled and claim for free school meals, or ever have in the past 6 years (known as the Ever 6), the school is allocated £1345 per pupil in this category, children who are in care (looked after), or whoever have been in the past 6 years (also known as the Ever 6), the school is allocated £2345 per pupil in this category and children who have parents who currently work in the armed services or who have been in the armed services within the past 6 years (known as the Ever 6), the school is allocated £300 per pupil in this category.
The PPG per-pupil for 2020 to 2021 is as follows:
|Disadvantaged pupils||Pupil premium per pupil|
|Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as Ever 6 free school meals (FSM)||£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, a child arrangements order or a residence order||£2,345|
|Service children||Pupil premium per pupil|
|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||£300|
Schools decide which ways of spending this money would have the greatest impact on removing barriers to learning and supporting these groups. The school Governors challenge the school to ensure we use the money to the best advantage of these children and an allocated Governor evaluates the work being undertaken, and its impact. Below you will find the latest pupil premium reports below.