Pupil Premium (PPG) is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently eligible for free school meals, pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years or pupils who have been in local authority care for more than six months. The introduction of Pupil Premium funding arises due to Government recognition that children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in time have consistently lower educational outcomes than those who have never been eligible for FSM. With each child eligible for Free School Meals, an additional amount of funding will be allocated to the school in order to help with children’s education. It it therefore crucial that all parent/carers make the school aware of their children’s eligibility. Please follow this link for more information – How to claim free school meals?
It is our intention that PPG funds allocated to Cookridge will be used to ensure that all pupils secure good – or better – levels of attainment, and all pupils make good progress from their starting points. Pupil groups are very carefully monitored each academic year to ensure equality of opportunity for all pupils and where attainment gaps are identified we take every reasonable step to accelerate the progress of pupils most in need. We are particularly mindful of the pupils who are eligible for PPG as we are fully committed to assuring the achievement of this vulnerable group in order to maximise future success.
Please see below for annual reports on the progress and achievement of pupils eligible for PPG funding.