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The Pupil Premium gives schools extra funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils from reception to year 11.  It was introduced in 2011 to provide additional school funding for those children from Early Years Foundation Stage to Year 11 classed as having deprived backgrounds, and also those who had been looked after by a local authority for more than six months.  The Service Premium was also introduced for children whose parent(s) are, or have since 2011, served in the armed forces.

In the 2021 to 2022 financial year, schools will receive £1,345 for pupils in Early Years to year 11 for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years.

Schools will also receive £2,345 for each pupil identified as having left local-authority care as a result of:

  • adoption
  • a special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order
  • a residence order

If a pupil has been registered as eligible for free school meals and has also left local-authority care for any of the reasons above, they will attract the £2,345 rate. Children who have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more also attract £2,345 of pupil premium funding.

The date of the next review of the Pupil Premium strategy at Lowbrook Academy will be March 2022.

Pupil Premium at Lowbrook Academy

No child left behind 

Since Pupil Premium funding was introduced in 2011, 100% of pupils in receipt of the funding at Lowbrook Academy have acheived at least the expected standard across reading, writing and maths.

Since the introduction of Greater Depth Standard (GDS) in 2016, 41% of children in receipt of PPG achieved GDS in Reading, 47% achieved GDS in Writing and 47% achieved GDS in Maths.

35% of children in receipt of PPG achieved GDS combined.