Pupil Premium – What is it?
The pupil premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families. Funding is based on the children being registered for a free school meal, having a parent who works in the forces or is looked after by the local authority for more than six months.
Why has it been introduced?
The government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to the main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying equalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring the funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Whilst schools are free to spend the pupil premium as they see fit we are required to publish online information about how we have used the funds.
Our Pupil Premium Strategy for 2018-2019 detailing how we support our children can be found here;