Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding for 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:

  • Local Authority maintained schools, including special schools and pupil referral units (PRUs)
  • voluntary-sector alternative provision (AP), with Local Authority agreement
  • special schools not maintained by the Local Authority (NMSS)
  • academies and free schools, including special and AP academies

PPG (Pupil Premium Grant) provides funding for two policies:

  • Raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and closing the gap with their peers; and
  • Supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces


Rates for Eligible Pupils

The PPG per pupil for 2015 to 2016 is as follows:

Disadvantaged Pupils

Pupil Premium per pupil

Pupils in year groups Reception to Year 6 recorded as Ever 6 FSM*


Pupils in Years 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM


Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English Local Authority


Children who have ceased to be looked after by a Local Authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order



Service Children


Pupils in year groups Reception to Year 11 recorded as Ever 5 Service Child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence


*Ever 6 FSM

The Pupil Premium for 2015-2016 included pupils on the January 2015 School Census known to have been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in any of the previous six years, as well as those first known to be eligible in January 2015.

(Further information is available on the DfE website)

Early Years Pupil Premium

Early Years Pupil Premium Leaflet

 There were no pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Grant funding at Netherton Northside First School during 2015-2016.