Pupil Premium Grant - identified groups
The grant is used based on the barriers to learning that are identified across the school. Currently the school has identified specific groups so that the funding can be used in a much more bespoke way. Some children will be identified in more than one group.
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible are identified as disadvantaged (previously known as Free School Meals) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium Grants, allocated to schools per Pupil Premium pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. Measures include in the performance tables achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium is captured.