Pupil Premium Strategy 2020 – 2021
Review date July 2021
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG), which is an allocation of additional funding, is the best way to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement and to address the gap in their educational attainment.
Eligibility includes children:
- who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at some point in the last six years;
- who are looked after or in Local Authority care (CLA)
- whose parents are currently employed by the armed services.
Schools are free to spend the PPG as they see fit. However schools are held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families.
Since September 2012 schools have been required to publish online information about how they have used the Pupil Premium.
- In 2020 - 2021 we expect to receive £90,740
- In 2019 - 2020 we received £91,740
- In 2018 - 2019 we received £96,360
Please click the button opposite for the following information:
- Assessment information
- Barriers to learning and intended outcomes
- Planned expenditure for 2020 - 2021
- Review of expenditure 2019 – 2020 (details excluded due to school closures)
Catch Up Funding
In the 20/21 academic year, due to lost learning time as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Government announced additional one-off funding for 'catch up' learning. The amount of funding allocated is based on pupil numbers and is paid over two financial years.
At Keston we have considered many things when deciding on how to allocate and spend our money. We have also used the government recommended, 'Covid-19 Support Guide for Schools' published by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) to identify the best strategies, based on long term research, that will enable us to achieve the most positive outcomes.
Please click on the button below to see our proposed Catch up funding action plan.