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
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