The pupil premium grant (PPG) is intended to close the progress and attainment gap between disadvantaged Free School Meals children and their peers. In the case of the Service Child premium, the money is allocated to provide support for their emotional and social well-being and the funding is usually directed towards additional pastoral care.
In 2014 this was extended to:
• Looked After Children for one day or more, and including children who have been adopted from care or leave care under a special guardianship or residence order are now referred to as “Pupil Premium Plus”. This funding is intended to reflect the unique challenges these pupils face in school.
• Service Children extended to children who were previously eligible but whose parents are no longer in the Armed Forces or divorced.
This link will take you to a PDF file with more information about how we have used the Pupil Premium grant in the last academic year and its impact on standards and a link to our Pupil Premium Policy.
The link below will take you to a PDF outlining our Pupil Premium Strategy for the academic year 2016-17
Universal Free School Meals (UFSM) and Pupil Premium
From September 2014, all children in reception, year 1 and year 2 in state-funded schools in England will be provided with free school meals. This includes infant pupils in maintained infant and primary schools, free schools, academies, schools for pupils with special educational needs and pupil referral units. Pupils at maintained nursery schools, direct grant nursery schools, independent schools and general hospital schools are not included.
Previously children registered for free school meals brought in additional Pupil Premium Grant funding. Any child registered for free school meals in January 2014 already qualifies but if your child is in Reception or now meets the criteria for FSM it could attract extra funding for the school.
Although the government’s initiative now provides universal free school meals your child will only attract the additional funding if you meet the criteria and register.
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