Curriculum & Assessment

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is an allocation of additional funding from central government provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible under achievement. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils. Children who are eligible for the grant include pupils who are entitled to free school meals (FSM), those looked after by the local authority (LAC), from households with no recourse to public funds (NRPF) and the children of armed service personnel.

The pupil premium for 2022 to 2023 will include pupils recorded in the January 2022 school census who are known to have been eligible for FSM since May 2016 (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure), as well as those first known to be eligible at January 2022.

At Stillness Junior School our aim is to ensure that all children who are in receipt of PPG will make at least expected progress, achieving as well or better than those nationally. In addition to this, we expect that all pupils in receipt of the grant will achieve as pupils not eligible for the grant.

The amount of funding received by the school is £1385 per child for children in receipt of FSM and NRPF. The amount for children who have been adopted from Local Authority Care or who are in Local Authority Care is £2410. At Stillness Juniors we use the funding in a variety of different ways to ensure equity of opportunity for all of our pupils. Please contact Mrs Renner-Thomas if you have a query about Pupil Premium funding.

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On this page, you will find details about who is eligible for the funding and how to apply. All applications to Lewisham must be made online through this website.

Schools are required to publish their Pupil Premium Strategy statement on their website showing how they intend to use their funding and the impact that it has had on pupils. Schools do not have to spend pupil premium so it solely benefits eligible pupils. It is not ring fenced unless the child is in Local Authority Care. In that case, the PPG funding is paid directly to the Local Authority and then released to schools termly following professionals meetings with all involved in the child’s care.

Schools can use the funding wherever they identify the greatest need. For example, they might spend it on pupils who do not get free school meals but:

  • have or have had a social worker
  • act as a carer

Using pupil premium funding to improve teaching quality is the most effective way to improve outcomes for disadvantaged pupils. By doing so, schools will inevitably benefit non-eligible pupils as well.

Schools have been advised to prepare a three-year strategy for how they intend to use the Pupil Premium Funding.

Pupil Premium statement March 24