THE PUPIL PREMIUM

Information for parents 2018-2019

What is the Pupil Premium Grant?

Introduced in 2011 by the Coalition Government, the Pupil Premium is additional funding provided to publicly-funded schools in England schools with the aim of raising the attainment of disadvantaged children.

PPG provides funding for two policies:

  • raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their potential
  • supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces

Are you eligible?

Click on this link to see if you are eligible to apply (Click Here) 

The PPG per pupil for 2018 to 2019 is as follows:

PP per pupil
Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as Ever 6 free school meals £1,320
Pupils in years 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM £935
Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority £2,300
Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order £2,300
Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence £300

How is Penketh High School Using Pupil Premium?

Penketh High School uses the Pupil Premium to improve educational outcomes for its most vulnerable children and thereby enable them to develop to their potential. For some children this will represent more of a challenge than for others and this is taken into account when planning strategies to improve achievement. For every child eligible for the Pupil Premium other factors which may statistically affect their potential achievement are also taken into account to ensure that those most in need have the necessary support.

Examples of activities which the school uses to support vulnerable children include:

  • Additional one-to-one or group tuition, for example in English and Mathematics
  • Additional group tuition (social, emotional and academic)
  • Learning support in school to develop pupils’ self-esteem, confidence, learning skills and levels of literacy and numeracy; curriculum delivery which enables those children with additional need upon entry to be in a position to make similar progress to their peers as quickly as possible within our Orchard Centre.
  • 4LP: Going for Gold: Activities which raise aspirations in disadvantaged groups
  • Additional vocational and alternative education packages.
  • Breakfast Club
  • Extra-curricular provision such as enrichment activities, educational visits and after-school and holiday sessions.
  • Pupil uniform and resources such as subject revision guides, art supplies, general school equipment.
  • Revision materials to ensure they have the best resources at home.
  • The premium is used to employ specialist staff such as one-to-one tutors or specialist teaching assistants and PP Champions
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