Pupil Premium Grant in Summary
All publicly funded schools receive additional funding to support the attainment of children who:
- Currently receive free school meals
- Have been in receipt of free school meals within the last six years
- Are looked-after children, (defined in the Children Act 1989 as a child who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority).
- Have recently left local authority care in England and Wales due to adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order, or a residence order.
- Are recorded as an ‘Ever 5 Service Child’, (a pupil recorded in the January 2016 school census who was eligible for the service child premium in any of the previous 4 years (i.e. since the January 2012 school census) as well as those recorded as a service child for the first time on the January 2016 school census), or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.
This funding is known as the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG). Schools are required to publish the amount of additional funding they have received, how it has been spent, and the impact it has had upon raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and closing gaps in achievement between them and their peers.