The Government believes that the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG), which is an allocation of additional funding, is the best way to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement and to address the gap in their educational attainment.

Eligibility includes children:

  • who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at some point in the last six years;
  • who are looked after or in Local Authority care (CLA)
  • whose parents are currently employed by the armed services.

Schools are free to spend the PPG as they see fit. However schools are held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. Since September 2012 schools have been required to publish online information about how they have used the Pupil Premium.

Funding for School Years

In 2016-2017 we anticipate receiving £130,680

In 2015-2016 we received £134,480

In 2014-2015 we received £124,616

In 2013-2014 we received £80,052

In 2012-2013 we received £53,565

Links to documents on how we spend the PPG at Woodcote Primary and the impact this is having can be found below.