What is Pupil Premium Funding?

Pupil premium funding is allocated by The Secretary of State for Education in the form of the pupil premium grant (PPG) which is paid to the school for the financial year beginning 1 April 2016. The PPG provides funding for two policies:

  • 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:

  • Who have been in receipt of free school meals (FSM) at any point in the past 6 years (£935 per child)
  • Who have been continuously looked aer for the past six months (£1900 per child)
  • Who are adopted from care under the Adopon and Children Act 2002 or who have le care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order (Post LAC) (£1900 per child)
  • 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 per child)

In 2016-17 the school will receive £125,380 of Pupil Premium funding


Pupil Premium Funding is used to ensure that Ounsdale High School:

  • Develops a detailed understanding of the needs of its Pupil Premium students and the strategies needed to meet these needs
  • Provides a range of programmes, initiatives and strategies which will be reviewed annually to ensure impact and value for money.
  • Uses its Pupil Premium funding to raise standards of achievement for eligible students and monitors the improve of these on their progress
  • Narrows the gap between the performance of Pupil Premium students and their peers within school and nationally.

Distribution of disadvantaged students by year group 2016-17

Year 7 32
Year 8 26
Year 9 15
Year 10 33
Year 11 24
Total 130

Disadvantaged students represent 15% of the total school population.

For details of the school’s Pupil Premium Policy 2016-17 please follow the link below.

A draft copy of the Pupil Premium Expenditure Report has been prepared for discussion and amendment at the Governors Meeting on Monday 24th November 2016. This report includes an evaluation of the impact of provision for disadvantaged students in 2015-16 and details of priorities and plans for 2016-17. A copy of this report will be published here as soon as it has been ratified.

Christine Brown


Pupil Premium Policy 2016-17