The Secretary of State for Education lays down the following terms and conditions on which assistance is given in relation to the pupil premium grant (PPG) payable to local authorities for the financial year beginning 1 April 2022.
PPG funding is allocated to local authorities for two separate policies :
Raising the educational attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to help them reach their potential
PPG is allocated to local authorities, who must distribute it to each school they maintain based on the number of pupils in year groups reception to year 11, who are:
Recorded as eligible for free school meals, or have been recorded as eligible at any point in the last 6 years (FSM Ever 6). This includes eligible children of families who have no recourse to public funds (NRPF).
Previously looked-after children (PLAC): pupils who were looked after by an English or Welsh local authority immediately before being adopted, or who left local authority care on a special guardianship order or child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order).
PPG is also allocated to local authorities based on the number of looked-after children (LAC) supported by the authority. LAC are defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by an English local authority.
The portion of PPG funding for LAC and PLAC pupils is referred to as ‘pupil premium plus’ (PP+).
Providing support for children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces
This portion of PPG is referred to as service pupil premium (SPP). Funding is allocated to local authorities to distribute to each school they maintain, based on the number of pupils who meet the eligibility criteria – see service pupil premium guidance for further details.
Please read our pupil premium strategy document below, which details how we are targeting our funding this year, as well as an impact review.
HOW WE HAVE USED PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING
We use this funding to provide direct and in-direct support to ensure good progress for pupils.