Pupil Premium funding is provided to schools in addition to main school funding. It is triggered by the presence of children of low income families who are known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM). This includes pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as Ever 6 funding).
Pupil Premium Plus funding is triggered by the presence of children who have been 'looked after' continuously for more than six months. A smaller amount is also allocated to provide some additional support to children of service families.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil premium in ways which they consider will enhance the education of the targeted children. At St Peter’s, by directing the Pupil Premium funding in creative ways, we aim to realign the life chances for these children in order that they achieve as well as their non pupil premium peers and enjoy the same breadth of experiences.
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 2019-20, as well as our review of the use of this funding in 2018 -19, may be read here.