What is the Pupil Premium Grant?

  • The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is additional funding paid direct to schools by the government in respect of their disadvantaged students
  • Pupil Premium funding is believed to be the best way to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap with their peers.
  • By paying Pupil Premium funding direct to schools, it reaches the students who need it most, as the schools are best placed to allocate the funds.
  • The grant was introduced in 2011 and was enhanced in 2014.

Pupil Premium Eligibility as of 2017-18
The Pupil Premium for 2016 to 2017 includes;

  • Pupils registered for free school meals (FSM). FSM is a benefit awarded to pupils under the age of 19, where a parent or carer is in receipt of qualifying benefits.
  • Pupils who have been registered for FSM within the last six years (Ever 6 FSM).
  • Pupils who are children of service personnel (Ever 5).
  • Pupils who are looked after (LAC), defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, provided with accommodation by, an English local authority.
  • Pupils who have been adopted from care or have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order.
  • The basic rate of Pupil Premium Funding for 2017-2018 was £949 per eligible student
  • St John Fisher Catholic School budgeted to receive Pupil Premium funding of £236,520 for 2016-2017, based on a calculation of 249 eligible pupils.
  • In the academic year 2017-18 approx. 30% of St John Fisher’s Catholic School cohort was eligible for Pupil Premium, higher than the national figure.

         The Pupil Premium strategy will next be reviewed September 2018 


Pupil Premium Key Documentation

Pupil Premium Gap Analysis and Action Plan 2016-17 can be downloaded by clicking here 
Pupil Premium Gap Analysis and Action Plan 2017-18 can be downloaded by clicking here




Please note: a paper version of all documents is available upon request