The ‘Pupil Premium’ was introduced in April 2011. The Government provides additional funding for certain groups of pupils: those who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), children who are looked after and pupils whose parents are in the armed forces. This includes pupils who have been eligible for FSM within the past 6 years (FSM Ever 6).
“It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium…is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.” Source DfE website.
Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
The school is using the Education Endowment Foundation comparison tool to assess how it is closing the gap between pupil premium and non-pupil premium children.
This uses a five year average and shows that the school is doing well and performance for PP children and non PP children is strong.