Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) for disadvantaged students:​

Introduction

At Durrington we believe that every child should “go beyond their best” and will be best able to do this if they are individually known, valued and supported in their wellbeing, and academically in their learning.  Our school values of Kindness, Aspiration, Perseverance and Pride underpin all that we do to support every child in achieving success in their time at Durrington.

Whatever a child’s starting point, however many challenges they have already or continue to face in life, we are wholeheartedly committed to doing all that we (reasonably) can to ensure that they leave us in year 11 as well-rounded and academically successful individuals.

What is the PPG?

The PPG^ is awarded with the sole purpose of:

  • Raising the attainment of disadvantaged students (Pupil Premium students) and closing any gaps compared to their non-PP peers.
  • Supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces.

 

For 2021/22 the allocated disadvantaged student grant is approximately £326,000 with an additional £49,000 allocated as recovery premium funding.  This brings an overall total of around £375,000*.

(Notes: *there are often in-year variations in funding due to various CLA PEP arrangements/ students leaving and joining during the school year.  ^the grant is central and not regarded or used as a personal budget)

 

The PPG is a school-based grant to raise the attainment of all disadvantaged students and hence is not regarded or used as a personal budget.

Context

Durrington High School is a large secondary academy situated in the town of Worthing on the south coast of England. We have a current (September 2021) roll of 1607 students of whom 354 (equivalent to ~22% of our population) who are identified as being disadvantaged. Students are considered disadvantaged as a result of them either:

  • currently being in receipt of free school meals (FSM)
  • at some point in the last 6 years, having been in receipt of FSM (Ever 6 funding)
  • currently living in care: children looked after (CLA) or they have been previously looked after/adopted (pupil premium plus funding)
  • being the child of a person(s) employed in the armed forces (service pupil premium)

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