What is pupil premium?
The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011 and is a grant paid to local authorities usingthe figures from the January census for pupils registered as eligible for free school meals(FSM) in Reception to Year 11 at any point in the last six years (known as Ever 6 FSM). It isbelieved to be the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between childreneligible for free school meals and their peers by ensuring the funding reaches those thatneed it most. It is aimed at closing the attainment gap between children from vulnerable families and their peers.
Currently, for each FSM child, a school receives £1,320 and for looked after children or
previously looked after children, a school receives £1,900. Eligible schools also receive £300 for Service Pupil Premium so that they can offer mainly pastoral support during challenging times and to help mitigate the negative impact in service children of family mobility or parental deployment.
If you think you may be eligible for free school meals, please use the link below to access
more information and a link to an online application:
Full details of how much Pupil Premium Grant we received and how we are spending it can
be seen below: