PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING, HOW IT IS SPENT AND THE IMPACT IT HAS
What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium was introduced in 2011. It is additional to the main school funding. The government believes that it is the best way to support the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free school meals ( FSM) and their peers. The government states that school should decide how to use the funding, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need.
Pupil Premium is allocated to schools to work with children to support them to achieve their very best. It comprises 3 allocated grants to schools and support these children:
- Those who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’)
- Service families -for each child of a service person - Now ever 5 - Extended to children who were eligible previously but whose parents are no longer in the armed forces or are divorced. Any child who was eligible for the Service Premium in any of the previous four years (since January 2011)
- Looked After and adopted children. Looked after for one day or more, and including children who have been adopted from care or leave care under a special guardianship or residence order – now referred to as “Pupil Premium Plus”
Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.