Pupil Premium strategy statement
The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) was introduced in April 2011 to provide additional funding to schools to support children from families that are or were eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) at any time in the last six years. The funding is also given to looked after children, those that have been in care for more than six months, children adopted from care, those who left care under special guardianship, residents order or child arrangement order, and those whose parents are in the armed forces. The funding is made available to support schools to narrow the attainment gap between these children and others. National data shows that as a group, children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in time have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible for FSM. It is up to schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, but this funding should be used to support these children.