What is Pupil Premium funding?
First introduced in April 2011, the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is a government initiative that provides additional funding aimed at learners from deprived backgrounds who, research shows, often underachieve compared to their peers. The Pupil Premium is provided in order to support these learners in reaching their potential by accelerating their progress.
It is allocated to state funded school based on the number of their learners fall into the categories below:
- Ever 6 free School Meals (Ever 6FSM) - learners recorded in the most recent January school census who are known to have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years (as determined by the DfE’s latest conditions of grant guidance). It does not include learners who received universal infant free school meals but would not have otherwise received free lunches.
- Ever 6 Service Children – learners who:
- have a parent/carer serving in the regular armed forces;
- have been registered as a ‘service child’ in the school census at any point in the last 6 years (as determined by the DfE’s latest conditions of grant guidance), including those first recorded as such in the most recent January census;
- receive of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence because one of their parents died while serving in the armed forces.
- Looked after children(CLA) – learners who are in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, a local authority in England or Wales.
- Post looked after children - learners who were looked after by an English or Welsh local authority immediately before being adopted, or who left local authority care on a special guardianship order or child arrangements order.