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Pupil Premium 2020 2021

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is additional funding given to school, beyond the main school funding.

PPG allocation is based on the number of students in the school who have been registered as:

  • eligible for free school meals (FSM) within the last six years,
  • children who are looked after as defined by the Children’s Act 1989,
  • have left the care of the Local Authority because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangement order or a residence order.
  • eligible for service child premium within the last six years.

As a NMSS funding is sent directly to Chailey Heritage for FSM, post LAC and services children; while for LAC pupils the PPG is held by the Local Authority virtual school and needs to be requested and for specific purchases.

PPG can be spent by in the following ways (DFE website):

  • for the purposes of the school i.e. for the educational benefit of pupils registered at that school
  • for the benefit of pupils registered at other maintained schools or academies
  • on community facilities e.g. services whose provision furthers any charitable purpose for the benefit of pupils at the school or their families, or people who live or work in the locality in which the school is situated

Complexities of PPG

Working with a number of Local Authorities makes managing the PPG very complicated since each LA has their own feedback system and request system for LAC PPG. All LAC pupils have to have a Personal Education Plan review each term at which time it is usual to request PPG funding if appropriate. However not all virtual schools allocate PPG in this way and other local authorities are reluctant to pay for additional resources or services. Some authorities use an online system which is not suitable for educational needs of our students and other’s still adopt a paper based system which is not wholly appropriate for our cohort of students.

When Virtual schools agree to funding it is on an individual basis for each student and they all come through at different times, three times a year for each edible student. Each virtual school from LA’s has slightly different expectations and thresholds as to what is identified as educational need and a tool “to close the gap” and this can at times limit what they will release PPG funding to purchase.

For 2020 2021

Totals allocated per pupil: 

Type  Year Age Amount
 FSM FTE Yr R - Yr 6  Age 4 - 10 £ 1,345.00
 FSM FTE Yr 7to Yr 11 Age 11 - 15 £ 3,125.00
LAC /Post LAC  Yr R - Yr 11  Age 4+ £ 1,758.75
Forces Yr R - Yr 11 Age 4+ £ 77.50

Direct Total Income received to date: £24 806

This is paid in quarterly installments.

This is the income that has come directly into school for the 14 students who have been eligible for Free school Meals in the last six years or have left the care system not to return home.

For the children who are defined as Looked After due to the number of nights spent in care away from home in most cases the virtual school allocates monies as part of the Personal Education Plan for specific items or activities.

As the funding is allocated directly to individuals and is spent on the needs and requirements of individuals we track individual spend and monitor impact of each spend, as need does have a finite time frame what monies are not spent roll up with the individual pupil to be spent. As there is often a delay in virtual schools agreeing to requests which come through at difference times of the year there is always going to be a delay in spend.

This last 12 months has been even more problematic with spending allocated Pupil Premium or being able to measure the impact of pupil premium for those who are receiving remote education. So far all local authorities have been understanding of this and have not chased the monies to be spent. PE Sports Grant 2020 2021: Income received to date: £ 16 340.00 Spent to date: £ 8 553.12


The PE Sports grant is allocated for primary aged children to engage in sporting or physical activity. We use this funding appropriately for the direct benefit of the primary aged students, however very many older students also benefit from the use of the grant.

Break down on spend this year to date:

Travel, Conferences and courses for staff £240.00

In house coaches for CYP £8 231.28

Equipment and access to physical activities £81.84

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