Pupil Premium Strategies & Evaluations
What is Pupil Premium funding?
Pupil Premium funding (PPF) was introduced by the government in April 2011 as a means of addressing underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. It has since been supplemented by funding for any looked after child (CLA) and for children of personnel in the British armed forces. The funding may be spent by schools how they wish. However, schools need to demonstrate that the performance of those pupils for whom the grant was allocated is improving and is moving towards the performance of non-pupil premium students nationally.
How is the funding allocated?
Funding was initially allocated according to the January 2011 school census figures for pupils registered for FSM. In 2012, the Government extended the funding to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years, calling this measure ‘Ever 6’.