Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)
The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is funding provided to schools which is additional to main school funding. It is allocated according to the number of learners on roll who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), a smaller amount allocated according to the number of children of service families, and an allocation for each learner who has been ‘Looked After’ (in care) for 6 months or more. In 2012, funding was extended to include learners who have been eligible for free school meals within the past 6 years. The proportion of children at Strathmore eligible is currently over 20%.
The Government states that it is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium Grant is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual learners within their responsibility. However, schools are held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support learners from low-income families.
The Headteacher reports to the Local Governing Body on the attainment of learners who are in receipt of the Pupil Premium Grant. This shows that this cohort of learners achieves as well as others within literacy, reading and mathematics. We ensure that any learner making less than expected progress is targeted for additional support. This happens for pupils that are or are not in receipt of the Pupil Premium Grant.
From September 2012 schools were required to publish how the grant is spent. Please see the PDF below for information regarding how the Pupil Premium will be spent in the current financial year.
For information on how Pupil Premium was spent and the impact statements for previous academic years, please see below.
If you believe your child may be eligible for Free School Meals but have not already registered this with us, please get in touch as soon as possible.
If your child is eligible for Free School Meals, it not only benefits you but provides extra resources towards your child’s progress and benefits the whole school community if you claim. The school receives further funding to provide additional resources to help your child make good progress.
You can apply on-line or contact Natalie Arciero, Family Support Worker, if you would like help in applying for this.