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Additional Funding

Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)

Publicly-funded schools and Academies receive additional funding from the government to help them improve the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils..

The PPG per-pupil rate for 2021 to 2022 is as follows:

  • Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as Ever 6 free school meals (FSM) as well as eligible children with no recourse to public funds (NRPF) pupils in these year groups – £1345
  • Pupils in years 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM as well as eligible NRPF pupils in these year groups- £955
  • Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority- £2,345
  • Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, or child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)- £2,345
  • Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence £310

The following reports outline our funding sources and our intent for 2021.22

The Russett School PP Strategy 2021-22

The follow reports evidence the allocation and impact of funding to ensure best possible outcomes for our pupils:


Primary PE & Sports Premium

The primary PE and Sport Premium was introduced in March 2013 to improve the provision of Physical Education (PE) and school sport in primary schools and academies across England. The £150 million per year funding is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health, and Culture, Media and Sport (DfE, DH, DCMS).

The funding is allocated directly to primary schools and is ring-fenced. This means it may only be spent on improving the provision of PE and sport in schools. In February 2014 the government committed to continue the funding until at least 2021.

Schools and academies are held to account by Ofsted on how the funding is to be used. They need to use the funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision and measure the impact from the funding on for example, attainment and take up of physical activities.

At The Russett School the focus for the use of the Primary PE & Sport Premium is on giving pupils first-hand experience of how to be as healthy and active as possible. We do this by providing opportunities for pupils to gain the knowledge, skills and motivation for healthy, active lifestyles with a wider interest in physical activity and sport.

Please refer to our report on the allocation and impact of spending (Primary PE and Sports Premium 2020.21)

Primary PE Including Swimming Impact Report 20-21


16-19 Bursary Fund

What is the 16-19 Bursary Fund?

The Academy receives money from the Education & Skills Funding Agency to help students with the cost of studying. The fund is available to students who have lived in the UK or the EU for the past 3 years at least. There are two types of bursary available to young people, a Vulnerable Bursary and Discretionary Bursary.

More information about the 16-19 Bursary Fund can be found on the government website:

Vulnerable Bursary

If you fall into one of the following categories, then you fall into the higher priority group and will receive a Vulnerable Bursary of up to £1,200 per year to help with the cost of studying:

  • You are in or recently left local authority care
  • You get Income Support or Universal Credit in your own name
  • You get Disability Living Allowance (DLA) in your own name AND either Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or Universal Credit
  • You get Personal Independence Payment (PIP) in your name AND either Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit

Discretionary Bursary

If you live at home with your parent(s) or carer(s) who receive benefits and have a total yearly income of under £28,400 you fall into the lower priority group and MAY be eligible for financial support.

How can I apply for the Bursary Fund?

An application form and guidance leaflet are available to download from The Russett School website or can be requested from the academy office on 01606 853005 or email


Downloadable 16-19 Bursary Fund application form and guidance leaflet: (below)

16-19 Bursary Fund

If your family is in receipt of benefits or on a low income you may be eligible for financial assistance from the 16-19 Bursary Fund. This fund is provided by the government but is administered by schools and colleges who also set their own assessment and allocation criteria.