The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which was introduced in April 2011, is the best way to address underlying inequalities between children who are disadvantaged by specific circumstances and their peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
At St. Wulstan’s & St. Edmund’s Catholic Primary School & Nursery, we believe that only by having the highest expectations of all learners can the highest possible standards be achieved. Some pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds require additional support; therefore, we will use all the available resources to help them reach their full potential.
The pupil premium grant (PPG) was created to provide funding for three key areas:
- Raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and closing the gap with their peers.
- Providing funding for LAC and previously LAC (PLAC).
- Supporting pupils with parents in the armed forces.
This table shows how much pupil premium funding schools and local authorities receive for each eligible child in from April 2023.
|Pupil eligibility criteria
|Amount of funding for each primary-aged pupil per year
|Amount of funding for each secondary-aged pupil per year
|Funding is paid to
|Pupils who are eligible for free school meals, or have been eligible in the past 6 years
|Pupils who have been adopted from care or have left care
|Children who are looked after by the local authority
- To utilise our funding allocation to narrow the gaps between disadvantaged groups of children and their peers so that all pupils are enabled to achieve to their full potential.
- To provide additional educational support to raise the achievement of pupils in receipt of the PPG.
- To address underlying inequalities, as far as possible, between pupils.
- To make a significant impact on the education and lives of these pupils.
Service pupil premium (SPP)
Service pupil premium is additional funding for schools, but it is not based on disadvantage. It has been combined into pupil premium payments to make it easier for schools to manage their spending.
Schools get £320 in 2022 to 2023 for every pupil with a parent who:
- is serving in HM Forces
- has previously been registered as a 'service child' in any school census in the last 6 years
- one of their parents died while serving in the armed forces, and the pupil receives a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme or the War Pensions Scheme
This funding is primarily to help with pastoral support. It can also be used to help improve the academic progress of eligible pupils if the school deems this to be a priority.