Under current government regulations all schools receive additional funding called Pupil Premium Grant (PPG), which is calculated using the number of children eligible for Free School Meal (FSM). This includes children who have also been eligible in the last six years. Also included in this calculation are children who are currently in care, and those adopted from care together with children whose parents are in currently in the forces or have been in the last 5 years, known as Service Children.
Despite the calculation involving the number of children receiving a FSM, the additional financial support on offer does not have to be spent solely on these children. We currently receive approximately £40k from PPG; we achieve best value from this income, also providing additional support by putting in extra funds on top of this to ensure the provision is a success with a positive impact on learning for all children. We have set out below how this income is spent and its impact on raising standards.