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:
- Children who have registered for a free school meal at any point in the last 6 years.
- Children that are in care or adopted.
- Children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.
Why has it been introduced?
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that 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 Premium and the impact it is having.
For details of how much Pupil Premium funding we have secured this year, and the difference our funding made last academic year, please click here. Our pupil premium strategy will be reviewed in January 2018.
For our current pupil premium action plan, please click here.