What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is a sum of money allocated to local authorities and schools with pupils on roll who are or have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any time in the last six years. It is also made available for pupils who are or have been Service Children at any time in the last four years. Children in Care and Children Adopted from Care also receive pupil premium. It applies to pupils from Year R to Year 11.
Schools are allocated a Pupil Premium Grant on the basis that it will enable them to “close the gap” between the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and the rest of the pupils on roll. Schools can allocate the grant, which is additional to the core school budget, in ways they think will best achieve this end. Schools have a responsibility to report on their use of the Pupil Premium Grant.
Pupil Premium at Rosewood
At Rosewood, we believe that all our learners are disadvantaged because they all have to overcome significant barriers to learning. We use our Pupil Premium Grant to fund a range of therapeutic interventions, specialist provision and to provide resources in order to enable our learners to have increased access to learning and enrichment opportunities. We recognise that learners who are not in receipt of pupil premium may also benefit from the additional funding.