What is Pupil Premium?

Introduced in April 2011, the pupil premium grant (PPG) is extra money that is allocated to children who are looked after by the local authority, those who have been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years (also known as Ever 6 FSM) and for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

It is for schools to decide how the pupil premium allocated to their school is spent.  Schools will be held accountable for their use of the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families and the impact this has on educational attainment.  School performance tables now include a ‘Narrowing the Gap’ measure showing how disadvantaged children perform in each school.  Since September 2012, schools have had to publish online details of the impact of their pupil premium allocation and their plans to spend it in the current year.

At Rimon, there are currently 8 children eligible to receive PPG funding. Please click on the PDF for more information on how Rimon allocates the PPG and the impact of the extra funding on pupil outcomes.

What is Pupil Premium?