We have been allocated £64,105 for PPG funding for the academic year 2020-2021.
PPG is a sum of money that the school receives for every pupil who is either in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) or who has been in receipt of them in the past. Pupils have to be 16 or under or deemed ‘looked after’.
Nationally, the statistics show that pupils who are in receipt of FSM do less well than their peers in external exams. The aim of this money is to try to close that attainment gap.
Pitcheroak has a number of pupils who are in receipt of FSM. The school focuses on maximising achievement for all pupils and views each child as a unique individual entitled to the same quality of educational experience, in and beyond the classroom.