“You use the pupil premium grant well to provide a range of support for disadvantaged pupils and their families. The wraparound care provided by leaders and the additional health and welfare workers employed at St Margaret’s ensure that disadvantaged pupils’ needs are met and that these pupils are consequently well-placed to learn effectively”.
Ofsted Report 2018
The Pupil Premium Grant is used to ensure that Barriers to Learning are reduced.
The Pupil Premium Grant is an amount of money the government allocates to each school to support children, who may be vulnerable to under achievement, to reach their full potential. It is particularly aimed at pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years. Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and children of service personnel.
Whilst the Government believe that Head Teachers and school leaders are best placed to decide how best to use the PPG for their school, we are required to publish online information about how to do this.
How do we spend the PPG at St Margaret’s?
The money we receive is spent on staff and resources that directly impact on Pupil Premium children.
Examples of spending from previous years include:
- Provision of interventions for PP pupils
- Our counselling team
- Resources such as laptops, iPads and books that support and enhance learning
- Funding for school trips and residentials
- Payments for Music lessons
- Funding for curriculum enrichment activities
Is my child eligible?
If you think you are eligible for Free School Meals/Pupil Premium funding, please speak to Ms Lacy or apply via the Medway Council website:
Mrs E Perkin