Potton Middle School
Proposed Pupil Premium Grant Spending 2018-2019
Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage pupils reaches the pupils who need it most. The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (Ever 6). Schools also receive funding for children who have been ‘looked after’ by the Local Authority, and children of service personnel.
In most cases the Pupil Premium is paid directly to schools, allocated to them for every pupil who is eligible for free school meals. Schools decide how to use the funding, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need. Local authorities are responsible for ‘looked after’ children and make payments to schools and academies where an eligible looked after child is on roll.
Pupil Premium Information for Potton Middle School