Each year The Russett School receives additional funding through a range of government backed initiatives. The following information outlines where the funding comes from and how we use it to ensure the best possible outcomes for our pupils.
Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)
Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is a sum of money for publicly funded schools and academies in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
In 2019-20, schools received funding in respect the following groups of pupils:
- Disadvantaged Children: for each child who has been recorded as being eligible for free school meals (FSMs) in a school census at any point in the last six years (referred to as Ever 6 FSM). This amounts to £1,320 for primary pupils (reception to year 6); or ─ £935 for secondary pupils (year 7 to year 11).
- Looked after Children (LAC): £2,300 is received for each looked after child, who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority. Children who are in care are one of the lowest performing groups in terms of educational outcomes. Identifying the relationships between care experiences and educational progress enables schools and academies to better support their education and improve individual outcomes. LAC are one of the groups of pupils that attract Pupil Premium Plus (PP+) funding. This is additional funding provided to help improve the attainment of LAC and close the attainment gap between them and their peers.
- Previously Looked after Children: £2,300 for each child who has ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England or Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order, or a residence order. This is often referred to a PP+.