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 allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’). Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.
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.
For the financial year April 2015 to March 2016 our school has received £110,560
For the financial year April 2016 to March 2017 we shall be receiving £122,485
Click here to read: Pupil Premium Performance Data (31Kb)
Click here to read: Pupil Premium Document (Sept 16 – currently being updated)
Click here to read Letter of Congratulations from the Minister of State for Schools, February 2015 (335Kb)