The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is additional funding provided by the government. The purpose of this funding is to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
The grant is aimed at children who are or have been registered for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years, are in local authority care or have been adopted.
How much funding is available?
• £1,320 per pupil eligible for FSM
• £1,900 per pupil identified as being in local authority care or adopted (none currently in our school)
In the academic year 2022-2023, St Monica’s Catholic Primary School is expecting to receive £34,512
How will the funding be used?
Most of the funding will contribute towards additional staffing for individual and small group work to raise the attainment of eligible pupils in English (writing – including spelling and grammar and reading) and Maths to enable them to close the gap with their peers.
The remaining funds will be used for 1:1 nurture work, music tuition provided by peripatetic music teachers and support towards the cost of educational visits if these activities are seen to impact on closing the gap.
These funds are used at the discretion of the Headteacher.
See the report for 2022-2023 which provides information on how we plan to spend this year’s grant and the impact of last year’s spending. St Monicas Pupil Premium Report 2022-2023
How can you help?
School funding is based on a formula, which among many other elements, includes the number of children who are entitled to Free School Meals.
Even if your child does not wish to take Free School Meals but is entitled to receive them, it is beneficial to the school for the eligibility to be recorded as we receive additional funding for six years. This is especially important now that all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 receive automatic free school meals.
If you think that you are entitled to claim for Free School Meals, please call into the school office for an application form.
Pupil Premium spend will be reviewed and impact measured in September 2023.