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) 

Download our Pupil Premium policy: (Click here)


Transport to school

We are pleased to advise that Warrington Borough Council is making the Home to School transport process more streamlined and accessible for all with our online service.

Please see link to the Website where the online form is located.

Please be aware a large number of applications are processed by this office during the summer months. In order to ensure that your pass is issued before the start of the new school year, please complete the process online by 8th July. If you fail to complete the process promptly it will be assumed that your child will not require a pass for the next academic year.

Please remember that if your child leaves school before the end of the school year, it is important that you return the bus pass to The School Transport Team immediately.

If you have any issues completing our online form or require any further assistance, please contact our team via email – or by telephoning 01925 442974.


The PPG per pupil for 2023 to 2024 is as follows:

Pupils who are recorded as LAC/PLAC and FSM Ever 6 will attract the LAC/PLAC per pupil amount only. Eligible service children will attract the SPP rate in addition to any other PP grant eligibility rate.


PP grant per pupil rate
Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as Ever 6 free school meals including eligible NRPF pupils £1,455
Pupils in years 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM, including eligible NRPF pupils £1,035
Looked-after children (LAC) £2,530
Previously looked after children (PLAC) £2,530
Service children SPP per pupil rate
Eligible service children in year groups reception to year 11 £335
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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)
  • 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 and PD Coaches