The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and diminish the attainment difference between them and their peers.
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 peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and 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, children who have ceased to be looked after by a Local Authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order and children of service personnel.
Please see below further information about Pupil Premium funding in our school.