What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. It is a school level grant that gives schools extra resources to help them meet challenges, including those arising from deprivation.
It's allocated for schools to:
- Improve the academic outcomes of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities
- Close the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers across the country
Children eligible for Free School Meals and Looked-After Children are groups who have been identified as being vulnerable to falling behind other children.
Schools are free to spend the PPG as they see fit. However, schools are held accountable for how they have used the additional funding. Since September 2012, schools have been required to publish online information about how they have used the Pupil Premium.
Stanford Primary School receives funding for each disadvantaged pupil and uses the funding flexibly, in the best interests of each eligible pupil. Leaders draw upon an evidence based approach to apply a 'tiered' approach to delivering their pupil premium strategy.
Tier 1 - Improving Teaching
Schools arrange training and professional development for all their staff to improve the impact of teaching and learning for all pupils.
Tier 2 - Academic Support
Schools should decide on the main issues stopping their pupils from succeeding at school and use pupil premium to buy extra help and provision.
Tier 3 - Wider Approaches
This may include non-academic use of pupil premium such as:
- Providing school clubs
- Music lessons for disadvantaged pupils
- Help with the cost of educational visits