The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is additional funding for, publicly funded schools in England, to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
The Pupil Premium Grant is not ‘ring fenced’ and schools are free to spend it as they wish but need to demonstrate that the expenditure is contributing to closing performance gaps between children who experience social disadvantage and others. The grant is intended to benefit children who are currently in school.
In the 2015 to 2016 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:
Schools will also receive £1,900 for each pupil who has left local-authority care because of 1 of the following:
If a pupil has been registered as eligible for free school meals and has also left local-authority care for any of the reasons above, they will attract the £1,900 rate.
The key purpose of the Pupil Premium Grant is to enable all pupils to reach their full potential. Each school may decide how best to use the funding to enable all its pupils to reach age related expectations and are held accountable for how it has been used to support pupils from low income families.
We recognise that barriers to achievement take a variety of forms and will do whatever it takes to support a child, both in and out of the classroom. We use all our resources to ensure that every child has an equal opportunity to become an empowered learner. In order to achieve this we offer our children a wide range of opportunities, we always make sure these are accessible for everyone. We work with our families and colleagues to make sure everyone has high aspirations for all pupils. We ensure pupil premium children are well represented and have a voice in our Children’s Parliament.
The governors at Victoria Academy have agreed that PPG should be spent on all vulnerable and/or disadvantaged pupils in school.
During the last academic year (2014/15), our school received £ 46 000 in total, for all eligible junior aged pupils. We used this Pupil Premium Funding to contribute towards:
The impact of the Pupil Premium Grant is measured at the end of the academic year in relation to:
As a result of carefully targeting the pupil premium budget on the specific needs of vulnerable pupils:
This year Victoria Academy has received £60 480 and we will use it to support teaching & learning for disadvantaged pupils in the following ways:
You may qualify for the Pupil Premium Grant if you receive any of the following benefits:
For more information visit: https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals