What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is a grant paid to local authorities, using the figures from the January census, for pupils registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM). The grant supports children from Reception to Year 11, who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years.
The key principles behind the funding is to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals and their peers by ensuring the funding reaches those who need it most. It is aimed at closing the attainment gap between FSM and non FSM children.
Currently, for each FSM child, a school receives £1,320. A school receives £1,900 for each Looked after child or previously Looked after child, Eligible schools also receive £300 for Service Pupil Premium so that they can offer pastoral support to children during challenging times, helping to 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 or contact the office.
Full details of how much Pupil Premium Grant we receive and how we are spending it, can
be seen below