What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is funding received by all schools from the Government. The amount given to each school is determined by the number of pupils who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and/or the number of children who have been looked after (in care) for 1 day or more. Any child who has been adopted from care or who has left care under a special guardianship order, a residence order or a child arrangement order will also be eligible for the Pupil Premium.
Why do schools get this extra money?
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to mainstream funding, is the best way to address underlining inequalities between children eligible for FSM and their wealthier peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils that need it the most.
How must schools use this money?
Schools are free to spend the PP as they see fit and provision supported by this funding may also benefit others. However, we will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from 'disadvantaged' backgrounds. As a school we are also required to publish online information about how we have used the PP. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment and progress of pupils covered by the Premium and the extra support that they receive.