Pupil Premium was first introduced in April 2011.
The government believes that the pupil premium is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals and their wealthier peers. Schools have to ensure that the funding is used effectively to tackle disadvantage. This additional funding is given to close the gap in educational attainment and achievement between those eligible for PPG and those who are not. The purpose of the PPG is also to ensure equality of opportunity, access to extra curricular activities, visits and residential experiences.
Who is eligible?
Students entitled to free school meals (FSM)
Students that have been entitled to FSM during the last six years (Ever 6)
Children in care or looked after (CLA)
Children of parents serving in the armed services.