PPG provides funding for two policies:
The pupil premium will include pupils recorded in the January 2020 school census who are known to have been eligible for FSM since May 2012, as well as those first known to be eligible at January 2020.
The pupil premium for 2019 to 2020 will include pupils who were looked after by an English or Welsh local authority immediately before being adopted, or who left local authority care on a special guardianship order or child arrangements order.
A pupil eligible for the service child premium since the January 2013 census as well as those recorded as a service child for the first time on the January 2020 school census.
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for FSM and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
Whilst it is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, they remain accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. Schools are required to publish online information as to how the Premium has been spent.
All pupil premium students benefit from the work currently being developed under the Academy’s Teaching and Learning strategy: Achievement for all: a closing the gap project.