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Pupil Premium

What is pupil premium funding?

The Secretary of State for Education lays down the following terms and conditions on which assistance is given in relation to the pupil premium grant (PPG) payable to schools and local authorities for the financial year beginning 1 April 2018. PPG provides funding for:

  • raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their potential
  • supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces


Pupil premium provides funding for pupils in the following categories:

  • Those who have been in receipt of free school meals (FSM) since the age of 4 in year groups reception to year 6 (£1320 per child)
  • Those who have been in receipt of free school meals (FSM) at any point in the past 6 years (£935 per child)
  • Those who have been continuously looked after for the past six months (£2,300 per child)
  • Those who are adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 or who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order (Post LAC) (£2,300 per child)
  • Service Pupil Premium - Those children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces or were eligible for funding in the last 4 years (Ever 4 Service Child) (£300) 

Sacred Heart High School’s Pupil Premium Profile 2018-2019 (current on role)

Total number of pupils in the school: 1114
Number of PP-eligible pupils: 166
Percentage of whole school total: 16.4%

Total pupil premium budget: £136,510 (This budget runs from April to April)