Pupil Premium Grant

What is The Pupil Premium Grant?

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. Pupil premium funding is available to both mainstream and non-mainstream schools, like special schools and pupil referral units.

Funding for 2016-17

In the 2016-17 financial year, schools received the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:

  • £1,320 for primary-aged pupils

Schools also received £1,900 for each looked-after pupil who:

  • has been looked after for 1 day or more
  • was adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005, or left care under:
  • a special guardianship order
  • a residence order

The purpose of the grant is to try to close the attainment gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils.

We are required to publish how much Pupil Premium money we receive, how we have chosen to spend that money, and how well pupils entitled to Free School Meals (FSM) achieve in comparison with those who are not.


PP review of Expenditure and Impact from 2016-2017 strategy