What is the Pupil Premium
Pupil Premium funding is in addition to the funding received in the main school budget.
This funding is designed to support schools in raising the attainment of children who receive free school meals, children whose parents serve in the Armed Forces and those children in local authority care. From April 2012, this also includes pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure).
These groups of children have been identified nationally as achieving at a lower level than children from less disadvantaged backgrounds. For example, national figures show that 11 year olds who are eligible for Free School Meals are around twice as likely not to achieve expected levels in maths and English as other 11 year olds.
We are free to spend the Pupil Premium as we see fit. As part of our duty to be publically accountable for this additional funding and how we have used this to support eligible pupils, the DfE expects all schools to report online their use of the Pupil Premium and its impact.For more details on the Pupil Premium please visit: http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium
For more information please download our Pupil Premium Grant Information document.