Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

“Fiercely Educate…

If we are to overcome the forces in our society and schools that insidiously widen gaps, between those that have and those that have not, we need to be more ferocious, more tenacious in creating the conditions that enable our disadvantaged learners to flourish – we need to make braver decisions to fiercely educate those that need us the most.” (Dr Dan Nicholls 2023)

The Pupil Premium is designed to ensure that funding to tackle disadvantaged children reaches the pupils who need it most. The funding is allocated to Local Authorities and schools for pupils from Reception to Year 11 who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), are looked after or have parents currently serving in the armed forces. In the 2017 to 2018 financial year, schools will receive the following funding set out by the DFE Education Funding Agency: More information can be found by downloading our Pupil Premium Information for Parents booklet  

Rates for eligible pupils

The PPG per pupil for 2020 to 2021 is as follows:

Disadvantaged pupilsPupil premium per pupil
Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as Ever 6 FSM£1,320
 Pupils 7-11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM £935
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£2300
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£2300
Service childrenPupil premium per pupil
Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 Service Child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence£300

  Do you think your child might be eligible for Pupil Premium Funding? click here for an application: 

How much Pupil Premium does Perranporth CP School receive?

The Pupil premium allocated to Perranporth School for this year  2020/21 is £22,687

How is it being spent?

A portion of our allocated funding is being used to fund the teaching and deliver of high quality intervention and precision teaching to pupils in both KS1 and KS2 to help close the gap between those children in receipt of pupil premium and their peers. We understand from our research that this is high cost but also high impact provision and it is making a difference to our pupils. We also use the funding to provide targeted support based on individual pupil needs; teaching in before school sessions and intervention from class teachers.

Additionally we use this funding to cover the cost of after school clubs, music lessons and educational visits for children in receipt of pupil premium. Some children receive social and emotional support and counselling sessions from a trained professional. This funding has also been spent investing in high quality computer programs e.g. Mathletics that the children can use both at school and at home to support their learning. We are always looking for innovative ways to invest our funding in order to ensure that pupils receive quality support to make good progress in their learning and development.