What is the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)?
The pupil premium grant is additional government funding given to publicly funded schools in England. The grant has been in place since 2011. Its purpose is:-
- To raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their potential.
- To support children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces.
How must the 2020-2021 grant be spent?
The grant does not have to be spent completely in the 2020 to 2021 financial year. Some or the entire grant can be carried forward to future financial years.
It must be spent:-
- For the educational benefits of the disadvantaged pupils registered at the school.
- On community facilities/services whose provision benefits pupils registered at the school or their families, or people who live or work in the locality in which the school is situated.
Which primary aged children are eligible in 2020/21?
The table below shows which primary aged children are eligible and how much funding is allocated to school per pupil. At Mersey pupils are funded due to the Free School Meals criteria.
Pupil Premium per Pupil
Pupils in year groups Reception to Year 6 recorded as having a Free School Meal in any of the previous six years, (Ever 6 FSM)
Looked-after children, (LAC). As defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority.
Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England or Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order.
Pupils in year groups Reception to Year 11 recorded as Ever 6 Service Child or in receipt of a child
You can find out how we utilise the Pupil Premium funding on our Statutory Information page here.