Key Information

Pupil Premium


Pupil Premium at Dover Grammar School for Boys

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is a grant allocated by the Government to support disadvantaged students to achieve their potential and close the significant outcomes gap nationally, between these students and their peers.

Disadvantaged students, for the purposes of this grant, are defined as being those who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), either currently or in the previous 6 years, those who come from Service families or those who are designated as Looked After Children (CLAs). 

Although the Pupil Premium Grant is not ring-fenced, and the school can spend the grant in any way it sees fit, we have to be able to demonstrate that the specific needs of the students on whose needs the funding formulae is based, are addressed and how this funding is being used to close the gap in outcomes.

At DGSB we have introduced our "Pupil Premium Pledge" which forms part of our wider Pupil Premium Action Plan. This is an incredibly important aspect of our work and our systems and approaches are designed to provide students who are in receipt of the Pupil Premium Grant with an optimum level of support which, over time, allows them to fulfil their potential.

Our Pupil Premium Champion, Miss Calver, who works with all PP students and their parents/carers, has been in post since early 2021 and meets with all students on a regular basis. She can be contacted at

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2021-22

Our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2021-22, which outlines our work this year, the reasons for undertaking this work (backed up by academic research) and the funding allocated can be found here.