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Pupil Premium



Introduced in 2011, the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is Government funding that is allocated to assist disadvantaged children in maximising their potential whilst in education.  This funding is issued to schools for children who have registered for free school meals in the last six years from Reception to Year 11, are in care, or have parents in the Armed Forces. In 2012/2013 the National PPG funding was £623 per eligible pupil. In 2013/2014, due to Government interventions, the funding rose to £900 per eligible pupil and £300 for children of Armed Forces families. The PPG was further increased for the 2014-2015 academic year to £935 per Pupil Premium child and to £1,900 per CLA child - although LAs do not release all CLA funds to a school (some stay with the LA to fund Virtual Schools). For 2019-20 schools received £935 per Pupil Premiun child and £2300 per CLA child.



At Virgo Fidelis, we work hard to ensure that all pupils have access to quality-first teaching in each and every lesson.  We strive to enhance and accelerate their progress and achievements whilst ensuring that they encounter an overall enriched educational experience. We help pupils – whether inside or outside the classroom - to benefit from the essential intervention tools that equip them to fully experience and achieve in their time at Virgo Fidelis


Our aims are:

  • Our aims are:

    • to provide additional educational support/intervention to improve pupils’ progress. Furthermore, to accelerate the rate of their ongoing progress so that they achieve their challenging end of key stage/year targets.
    • to remove barriers which could impede pupils’ progress in order that the attainment gaps between PPG students and non PPG students are eliminated, both within VIRGO FIDELIS and in comparison to non PPG pupils nationally.
    • to ensure that all disadvantaged pupils are provided with the opportunities and support to achieve their absolute best.
    • to ensure that funding is used strategically, based on the barriers to learning for PPG pupils through ongoing analysis of data, ongoing formal and informal quality assurance of teaching and learning, as well as ongoing evaluation of pupils’ progress based on these different sources of evidence.


Pupil Premium Statement