The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is a Government initiative (begun in April 2011) that targets support for pupils who are at risk of becoming disadvantaged as learners due to deprivation. Disadvantaged learners are children who have limited funding or opportunity to access the same learning, social, physical or emotional experiences as their peers without additional support being put in place. The premium is provided in order to support these pupils in reaching their full potential.
The Government has used pupils entitled to ‘Free School Meals’ (FSM) and service children (HM Forces) as an indicator for the Pupil Premium Grant. They have deployed a fixed amount of money to schools per pupil, based on the number of pupils registered for free school meals (or who have been registered for free school meals within the last 6 years – known as ‘Ever 6’), as ‘Looked After’ children (LAC), as children who have been adopted from care (AFC) and as Armed Forces Service children.
Please click here for our 2021-22 Pupil Premium Strategy.
Our current achievement data can be found here.
Please click here to apply for Pupil Premium Funding.
Our Pupil Premium Policy can be found on the Policies under Key Information.
Universal Catch-up Fund Plan
Earlier this year, the government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds. This funding includes a one-off universal £650 million catch up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time. School allocations are calculated on a per pupil basis.
Schools have been asked to use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the curriculum expectations for the next academic year. However, due to the subsequent Lockdown and staff challenges, we have not yet fully implemented the planned support in its current format.
The Universal Catch-up Fund plan for Lilliput Infant school can be found here.