What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is an additional grant given to schools by the Government to address the needs of children who are eligible for free school meals, Looked after children or whose parents are in the National Services.
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium funding, which is additional to the main school funding, is the best way to address inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and those children who are not. Additionally the Government believes this funding will help to close the attainment gap between them and their peers.
Schools are currently given Pupil Premium funding of £1,455 per primary aged pupil for those whose families who have registered for FSM. This includes any child who has been registered for FSM at any point during the past 6 years.
Schools may also receive funding for children who have been looked after by the Local Authority continuously for more than six months. This additional funding is £2,530 per child per annum and is allocated by the Local Authority upon request.
Each school may decide how best to use the Pupil Premium funding and they are held accountable for how it has been used to support those pupils eligible. Schools are required to report this information.
Our Pupil Premium Plan, which is currently under review, can be found here
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