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Pupil Premium Grant

The pupil premium grant (PPG) is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and close the gaps between them and their peers.


The PPG is paid to schools for:

  • Pupils recorded on the January School Census who were eligible for and receiving Free School Meals (FSM);
  • Pupils who have been eligible and receiving FSM at any time in the last six years, known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’;
  • Children who have been Looked After (LAC) for at least one day as recorded in the March 2014 Children Looked After Data Return;
  • Children Adopted from Care (Post-LAC) under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 and children who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order;
  • A grant is also paid to the school for children from service families.


At Dringhouses we have high aspirations and ambitions for all our children and we believe that no child should be left behind. We strongly believe that all children have the right to an excellent education underpinned by outstanding quality teaching with high expectations. On that basis we are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to realise their full potential. The 'champion' for the disadvantaged children at Dringhouses is the headteacher, Ben Sutton. This ensures they have a high profile with a constant focus on provision (in the widest sense) and outcomes (again in the widest sense). As the disadvantaged children at Dringhouses perform as well as their peers on many fronts, the headteacher is currently on the 'Social Mobility' Steering Group for the LA - supporting the development of strategies for 'narrowing the gap' across the city.



The Pupil Premium Strategy is documented below. Here you will find details of how we spend the pupil premium and what impact this is having on pupils' achievement together with the latest government advice.


The school underwent an Ofsted inspection in May 2019; the following points are drawn from the report:

  • Pupils’ attitudes to learning are impressive. They enjoy sharing ideas with each other and act quickly on the advice given to them by their teachers. Consequently, pupils, including disadvantaged pupils and those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), make impressive progress in their subjects.

The school underwent an Ofsted inspection in June 2015; the following points are drawn from the report:

  • Disadvantaged pupils, disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs benefit from effective support which enables them to achieve well across the school. The school makes good use of its pupil premium funding;
  • Disadvantaged pupils presently are making similar progress to others within the school. In 2014, there were too few disadvantaged pupils to compare progress or attainment with national data without identifying the pupils. The school uses pupil premium funding effectively to support disadvantaged pupils, ensuring that there are no gaps between their attainment and that of others in the school.