Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is a grant given to schools to close the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers, and to support pupils with parents in the armed forces (this part of it is also known as the ‘service premium’).

School receive money for each pupil of compulsory school age who fits the eligibility criteria. There are 5 categories of eligibility, with different amounts of funding attached.


The grant is allocated in line with the financial year, which begins in April, rather than the academic year.

From April 2022, the grant will be allocated based on the number of eligible pupils recorded at your school in the October 2021 census.

As a maintained school, the Local authority (St Helens) receives funding from the Department for Education and then allocates the grant to Mill Green.

Pupil premium funding for looked-after children (LAC) is allocated to the virtual school head in the LA, rather than schools. The virtual school head will work with schools to decide how it will be spent.

Spending the grant

Schools can spend the grant as they see fit, as long as they can demonstrate their spending is improving the attainment of eligible pupils. You don’t need to spend an equal amount on each pupil, or fund interventions that benefit only eligible pupils.

Pupil Premium Strategy

Mill Green’s Pupil Premium Strategy document for the 2022-2023 academic year can be downloaded using the link to the right.

Pupil Premium Downloads

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