The Pupil Premium is a fixed sum of money that the school receives for every child that is registered for free school meals (FSM), for every child that has been in care continuously for the last 6 months and for children whose parents are in the Armed Forces.
Click here for further information on entitlement to free school meals.
The government believes that the pupil premium, which is additional to the schools main funding, is the best way to address underlying inequalities in the achievement of disadvantaged children. They have chosen these groups as there is a gap nationally between the educational achievement of these children and their peers.
The pupil premium is not a sum of money that is directly linked to an individual child. It is up to schools to decide how best to utilise the money to ensure that those pupils who are at risk of falling behind in their learning and progress are supported. These decisions will be made after careful analysis of progress and achievement.
As a school we are accountable for the way in which we spend the pupil premium and from this page you can download reports on how we have spent the grant and the impact it has had.