The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) was introduced by the Government in April 2011. Schools receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months (CLA), who have received free school meals at any point in the last 6 years, children of service personnel and children who have been adopted from local authority care.

If you would like to check if your child is eligible for free school meals or you have any queries about free school meals please contact Mrs Debra Briault on: or 0118 9781144. The Government believes that the PPG, 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 to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Above all, it aims to raise the achievement of this group.

The group of students at St. Crispin’s who qualify for the PPG varies from year to year. In each year the students making up this group have a range of academic abilities and they experience a range of socio-economic circumstances. These may include one or more of the following: low literacy skills, low numeracy skills, emotional/mental health issues and/or financial hardship that may prevent full participation in school life. The principle that the school follows in working with students who qualify for the PPG is to consider each young person on an individual basis. Consequently, the PPG is used in different ways in order to maximise the impact for these students and other students in the school.

The PPG Strategy is published below. It is reviewed annually through the committees of the governing body. This review begins in the summer term of each academic year and is completed and published in the first half term of the next academic year once public examination results are known. The school’s Evaluation and Impact report for the previous years are published below. The lead member of the SLT for the PPG is Jamie Hudson.

Qualifying students in 2015 resulted in a grant of £100,785 for the academic year 2016/17. Our budget for supporting students who qualify for the Pupil Premium Grant for the academic year 2016/17 is £116,790.


To view the Pupil Premium Strategy 2016 – 2017 – please click here.

To view the Pupil Premium Strategy 2015 – 2016 please click here.

To view the Pupil Premium Evaluation and Impact 2015-16 – please click here.

To view the Pupil Premium Evaluation and Impact 2014-15 please click here.