Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Statement

Welcome to our section on Pupil Premium. Here you will find information about the Pupil Premium Grant.

What is the Pupil Premium Grant

The DfE states that:

‘The pupil premium funding, which is currently additional to the main school budget, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals and their wealthier peers, ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches those pupils who need it most’

Pupil Premium funding is a specific grant based on Census figures and is applicable from reception to Y11 (not 6th form)

Eligibility for Pupil Premium includes;

  1. Students who have ever been in receipt of FSM within the last 6 years – Ever 6
  2. Students who are Looked After
  3. Students who have been adopted (on confirmation from adoptive parents)
  4. Students who parents are currently serving in the armed forces are eligible for the Service Premium that is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of the student. (current allocation is £300 per student)

If you think your child may be eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG),  please check the information on the website or contact your Child’s House Team.

Use of Pupil Premium Grant

Once funding is allocated, it is for individual Schools to decide how it should be spent.

The Government acknowledge that Schools are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made, however Schools will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support families from low income families.

Pupil Premium Review

Following the March 2016 Ofsted Inspection, Inspectors found that the use of Pupil Premium Grant Funding was ineffective and called for an independent Pupil Premium Review.

This thorough and robust review was carried out in the Summer Term 2017 and identified the school’s previous system of using the personal allocation style of funding was not effective and recommended four desired outcomes for the funding;

  • The progress and attainment of students eligible for PPG should be in line with other students nationally.
  • The rate of progress of students eligible for PPG in KS4 should improve in all subjects, but particularly maths.
  • The rate of attendance of students eligible for PPG should improve.
  • Interventions for students displaying poor behaviour should be more robust to ensure that students eligible for PPG are not disadvantaged when being sanction for unwanted behaviour. 

Is your child entitled to Free School Meals?

  • East Riding of Yorkshire Council has made registering for this benefit much easier – the Benefits Team can process your claim by telephone as long as you tell them your name, date of birth, National Insurance number and the name and date of birth of each child attending school and which school your child(ren) attend.  All you need to do is telephone 01482 394799.  You will be told over the phone immediately if your child(ren) are eligible for the benefit.
  • If you are already getting any of the following benefits, your child(ren) are automatically eligible for Free School Meals. All you need to do is telephone and ask the benefits team to update the records:

Pupil Premium Information


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