The Department for Education (DfE) provides additional funding to schools in the form of the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG).
PPG provides funding for two policies:
- Raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their potential; and
- Supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces
The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
In the 2018 to 2019 financial year, schools will receive funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years; is considered a Looked after Child (LAC); has ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption or is considered to be an Ever 6 Service Child.
Proposed spending for the academic year 2018 - 2019
In 2018 - 2019 the funding for pupil premium students excluding LAC is £211,390. The main target for this funding is to continue to improve progress, attainment and achievement in the core subjects and to continue to remove barriers to learning for individual Pupil Premium students.