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What is a Pupil Premium Grant?

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) was introduced in 2011 in order for schools to provide support for looked after children and those from low-income families to address the inequalities between those eligible for free school meals(FSM) and those children who are not. This additional funding is in addition to the school's main budget and we are accountable for its allocation to measures specifically targeted to address disadvantage. Children are tracked on a six-weekly cycle with a specific focus on our disadvantaged pupils. This tracking not only ensures that no child is left behind but also allows us to tailor specific interventions regularly. The Pupil Premium Grant is used to fund a range of interventions and programmes designed to enable all of our children to achieve the success that they are entitled to and to specifically address the barriers that may be impeding each and every child to achieve their full potential.

The PPG and its allocation is allocated according to identified need and changes on an annual basis. Here at Little Thurrock, it is used to support the needs of the children for whom it is intended.

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