Our Pupil Premium Strategy
What is the Pupil Premium Grant?
The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is additional funding which is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of pupils who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), or have been at any point over the last 6 years (Ever 6).
The PPG is aimed at addressing the current underlying inequalities which exist between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and more affluent peers. The PPG also provides funding for children who have been looked after (at any time) for more than 6 months, and children of services personnel.
As a group, children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in time have been shown to have consistently lower attainment than those who have never been eligible for FSM. In previous years, funds were also made available from the DfE for 'catch up', and this has been included in our PPG strategy costings.
What does PPG look like at Birdham CE Primary School?
This statement details our school’s use of pupil premium funding (including the Recovery Premium for the 2021/22 academic year) to help improve the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils.
It outlines our pupil premium strategy, how we intend to spend the funding in this academic year and the impact that last year’s spending of pupil premium had within our school.
This strategy is reviewed and updated each autumn term.