The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) was introduced in April 2011. It is money allocated to schools by the Government for children who are eligible for Free School Meals, children who have been in care for more than six months and children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. The funding has been extended to include those who have been entitled to free school meals at any point in the last six years.
As an inclusive school, Marsh Infant and Nursery School is committed to promoting the progress and attainment of all our pupils. The PPG is intended to give the most vulnerable pupils the extra support and life experiences they need to have equal opportunities in their education. Marsh Infant and Nursery School has the freedom to use the funding in a way it judges will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils in the school with the intention of closing the performance gap between them and their peers.
‘It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.’ DfE website.
Our aim is that our provision caters for the holistic needs of the children through improving parental engagement, providing support for behaviour and modelling aspiration for all our children.