What is the pupil premium?
The Pupil Premium provides additional funding on top of the main funding a school receives. It is targeted at pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as pupils from less deprived families. From September 2014, the premium will be worth £1,320 and goes to pupils who at any point in the past 6 years have been in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM); £1,900 goes to any pupil who has been continuously looked after for the past six months or who has been adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 or who has left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order; finally £300 goes to pupils whose parent/parents are currently serving in the armed forces or are in receipt of a pension from the MoD
Why is there a pupil premium?
Pupils who have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point in their school career have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible.
To view our Pupil Premium Strategy
Each school is required to publish their Pupil Premium Strategy online. The Pupil Premium Strategy outlines total pupil premium funding allocated for the year and the number of pupils who are eligible. The strategy also identifies barriers to learning and how school plans to address these over the coming academic year.