What is pupil premium funding?

The Secretary of State for Education lays down the following terms and conditions on which assistance is given in relation to the pupil premium grant (PPG) payable to schools and local authorities for the financial year beginning 1 April 2018.
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


Who does it provide for?

Pupil premium provides funding for pupils in the following categories:

  • Children in Reception to Year 6 who are, or have ever been, entitled to free school meals based on their family income (£1320 per child)

  • Pupils in Years 7 to 11 who are, or have ever been, entitled to free school meals based on their family income in the past 6 years (Ever6) (£935 per child)

  • 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 (£2,300 per child)

  • Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order (£1900 per child)

  • Service children - 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. (Ever 4 Service Child) (£300 per child)


The grant may be spent in the following ways:

  • For the purposes of the school i.e. for the educational benefit of pupils registered at that school

  • On community facilities e.g. services whose provision furthers any charitable purpose for the benefit of pupils at the school or their families, or people who live or work in the locality in which the school is situated

The grant does not have to be completely spent by schools in the financial year beginning in April 2019; some or all of it may be carried forward to future financial years.

Terms on which PPG is allocated to schools


Our Pupil Premium Report

This report details the expenditure of funding, allocated from the Government, to support the narrowing of the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and all other pupils. Therefore funding is provided to support those children who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and those children who are in the care of the Local Authority (LAC).

At The Gatwick School we are working hard to reduce gaps between FSM and non-FSM children and to ensure that all children attain age-related expectations, despite any level of disadvantage. The Government now wish for schools to report this expenditure to parents.

This report also contains our Yr 7 Literacy + Numeracy Catch-Up Premium expenditure.

You can download the report here.


PE and Sports Premium

2015-2016 – Funding Allocation £8,205

The Gatwick School spent £33,312 on PE expenditure in total. The funding contributed to a variety of sporting developments in the school, including £31,570 spend on Specialist Sports teaching + coaching for our Primary Phase children. Teacher PE CPD was further provided in order to develop PE teaching and build capacity in the Primary Phase of the school.

2016 -2017 - Funding Allocation £8,210

The Gatwick School spent £32,523 on PE expenditure in total. The fund further contributed to the development of a health and sports culture in the Primary phase of the school and included Specialist Sports teaching within our PE curriculum for our Primary Phase children, Teacher CPD, increased confidence in teachers to teach PE and increased participation in after school sports activities.

2017- 2018 - Funding Allocation £17,210

The Gatwick School funding spend will be used to further develop the PE Curriculum on offer in our Primary Phase of the school. This will be achieved by adding different elements to the PE and Sport offer we can offer for our children in the Primary Phase. The funding will also be used to support Teacher PE CPD to ensure the children regularly receive outstanding PE lessons. Children will also have greater access to sports enrichment clubs, thus further embedding a health and sports culture.

2018- 2019 - Funding Allocation £19,410

The Gatwick School funding spend will be used to provide high quality Primary PE curriculum, teaching and children's sporting outcomes. The funding will also be used provide Teacher PE CPD and contribute to Primary Swimming. Children will also have quality access to sports enrichment clubs, thus further embedding a health and sports culture