Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium funding is deployed by schools to narrow the attainment gap between students from lower income families and their peers.

Introduced by the Government in 2011 in addition to main school funding, schools have the freedom to spend PP funding as they see fit, based on their knowledge of students' needs. More information is available form the Government website here

What is the Pupil Premium (PP) funding?

The Government has allocated funding to support:

  • students in receipt of free school meals or who have claimed FSM in the last six years
  • students who are looked after by the Local Authority, and
  • the children of Armed Service families

The level of premium for secondary age pupils in 2021-22 is £955 per pupil.

Children who are looked after will attract a higher rate of funding than children from low-income families - the ‘Pupil Premium Plus’, which is £2,345 per pupil for 2021-22. This is to reflect the unique challenges they face at school where they often struggle to keep up with their peers.

Children who have parents in the armed forces are supported through the service child premium which for 2021-22 will be set at £310 per pupil.

 Pupil Premium Plan

Our core purpose is to ensure that students of all abilities and backgrounds have high aspirations and achieve their potential. By continuing our relentless drive to maintain and improve the quality of teaching and learning we expect to further improve the outcomes of all the students at New Mills and this will be demonstrated through our headline figures.

Summary information:  New Mills School

  • Academic Year  21/22   
  • Total PP budget: £131417         
  • Date of most recent PP Review: Oct 21
  • Total number of pupils: 621     
  • Number of pupils eligible for PP: 128 
  • Date for next internal review of this strategy: Feb 22

The detailed strategic plan and review of 2021/22 can be accessed here