Pupil Premium Grant ('PPG')
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is, additional funding, allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (‘FSM’) and their peers by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most. Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and children of service personnel.
The Government has continued to provide funding since the the academic year 2019/2020 to support substantial primary school sport funding. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and sees money going directly to primary schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
Purpose of Funding
Schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.