Pupil Premium funding is provided to schools in addition to main school funding. It is allocated to children of low income families who are known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. Pupil Premium funding also includes pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as Ever 6 funding) and a smaller amount is allocated to provide some additional support to children of service families.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However we are held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. Since September 2012, there has been a requirement to publish online information about the use of Pupil Premium funding. This ensures that parents and others are fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by this funding and the extra support that they receive.
Use of Pupil Premium
Our Strategy Statement for the use of Pupil Premium in 2017-18 may be read here.