Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure 2017-2018

The Pupil premium is additional funding provided by the Department for Education to enhance the education of the most socio-economically deprived and is based mainly on those students entitled to free school meals either currently or at any point in the past 6 years and looked after children (in national statistics from 2014 this group is referred to as ‘Disadvantaged’ with their peers being ‘Non-Disadvantaged’)

From September 2013 the premium was allocated at £900 per pupil this has risen to £935. Other premiums were also allocated to those children who had been in the care of the local authority (LAC) and students whose parents were in the armed services.

This funding is crucial in helping the school narrow the gap between the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and others within the school.

At Balaam Wood School we are committed to ensuring every child has the same opportunities and as part of this commitment we are strategic in how we spend this additional money.

The overview for our School is as follows:

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received
2015/162016/172017/18
Total number of pupils on roll272304325
Percentage of pupils eligible for PPG72%78%75%
Amount of PPG received per pupil£935£935£935
Total amount of PPG received £183.260£192,610£220,660
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