What is the Pupil Premium Grant and what is used for?
The pupil premium grant is additional funding for schools in England whose budget is provided by the government. It is added to the school budget as extra money that can be spent on resources, activities and interventions to help school meet challenges, including costs arising as a result of supporting families living on low incomes. The government want schools to use this money to:
- improve the learning of pupils from poorer families (those who struggle with their learning and to boost the learning of those that already do well)
- to ensure that these pupils do as well as pupils with less challenges across the country
Following the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent closure of schools, the government issued an amount of catch-up funding to all schools to support with closing gaps in learning. The amount of funding allocated is based on pupil numbers and is paid over two financial years.
At Glenmead in financial year 2022-2023 we received:
When deciding how to allocate and spend our money we have considered our pupils and what strategies have worked in the past. We have also used the government recommended, 'COVID-19 Support Guide for Schools' published by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) to identify the best strategies, based on long term research, that will enable us to achieve the most positive outcomes.