The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
Pupil premium funding is available to both mainstream and non-mainstream schools, such as special schools and pupil referral units.
PPG was introduced for pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the last six years with the intention of closing the attainment gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged children. This is at a rate of £1,320 per child.
There are no guidelines on how this money can be spent, although performance tables will contain information about the impact schools have made on closing the gap between different groups.
Brinsworth Whitehill is committed to enabling all pupils to achieve to the best of their abilities. The children in receipt of Pupil Premium funding at Whitehill are from a range of backgrounds, ethnicities and ability groupings.
We recognise that not all children who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged and we also recognise that not all children that are disadvantaged have free school meals. The available evidence suggests that the amounts of parental investment in the early years is the important resource and this is not always closely linked to family income or parental education. Impoverishment is not so much about the lack of money as it is about the lack of cognitive and non-cognitive stimulation given to young children. We therefore reserve the right to allocate Pupil Premium funding to support any child the school has identified as being socially disadvantaged and at risk.
Our allocation of funding is based on a large body of research in social science, psychology and neuroscience including the Educational Endowment Foundation (EEF).
We intend to invest in the developmental growth of at risk children through several main programs of development.
Click on the links below to view our Pupil Premium report and further information :-
Details of how we spent our pupil premium allocation in 2016-17:
Details of how we spent our pupil premium allocation in 2015-16:
Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure 2015 -2016
Details of how we spent our pupil premium allocation in 2014-15:
Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure – 2014 – 2015
Details of how we spent our pupil premium allocation in 2013-14:
Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure – 2013 – 2014
Details of how we spent our pupil premium allocation in 2012-13:
Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure – 2012-2013