Pupil Premium


The Pupil Premium Grant (PP) was introduced by the Coalition Government in April 2011 to provide additional support for looked after children (LAC), children from service families and those from low income families who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in their six years at school. Since April 2014 the Government has also allocated funding to pupils who have been adopted from care via a Pupil Premium Plus Grant (PPG+). The funding is made available to schools to help them narrow the attainment gap that still exists between pupils from disadvantaged and more affluent backgrounds.

It is for schools to decide how the PP is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the pupils within their responsibility. However, schools are to be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding and are required to report how the grant is being used to support pupil achievement and progress in their school.


The primary aim of our school is to ensure that all children are able to access all aspects of the school’s provision in order to achieve the highest standard of achievement and the greatest possible progress.  We strive to ensure achievement of disadvantaged children to be in line with that of their peers who are not disadvantaged to increase their future life chances.


At Great Wakering Primary we will ensure that:

In distributing the grant, we also recognise that:

As a result, we reserve the right to allocate PP funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils we feel are vulnerable in order to raise their levels of attainment so that their life chances improve.

Member of Staff Responsible: Mrs Kelly Sheern Review Date: September 2022

Pupil Premium Strategy 

Pupil Premium Statement of Intent