The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying equalities (both academic and pastoral) between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle these inequalities reaches the pupils who need it most.
Schools decide how the Pupil Premium allocation is spent as we are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils.
Key facts about Pupil Premium
- The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from families who are currently in receipt of Free School Meals or have been in receipt of Free School Meals in the past six years. Pupil Premium is also allocated to children who have been “looked after” in local authority care continuously for more than six months.
- The level of the premium in 2013-14 was £900 per pupil for pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) and for pupils in care who have been continuously looked after for six months. This increased to £1300 per pupil in 2014-15, an additional £600 is allocated to "looked after" children
- The Government decided that eligibility for the Pupil Premium would be extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years.
For infomation on how we allocated our Pupil Premium and the impact this funding had on attainment please see the documents below.