The pupil premium grant is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. It’s a school-level grant that gives schools extra resources to help them meet challenges, including those arising from deprivation.
It’s allocated for schools to:
- improve the academic outcomes of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities; and
- close the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers across the country.
How we use the funding
We use the pupil premium grant primarily to improve quality first teaching such as professional development for teachers and purchasing effective resources. Additionally, the funding is used to provide appropriate interventions to meet our children’s academic and pastoral needs in addition to a variety of approaches.
For further information read our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement below.
How do I apply for Pupil Premium?
Service children: Inform the school directly or on an admission form when starting school.
Children in Care: Inform the school directly or on an admission form when starting school.
Free School Meals (income based): inform the school and apply online via the West Sussex County Council online Free school meals application form.
The online application is the quickest and easiest way to apply and will result in you getting an instant decision.