The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).
Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.
The Headteacher and the Governing Body have agreed the use of the funding to ensure it represents value for money. This can be viewed on our policies webpage, or by clicking here. This policy and our planned strategy is reviewed in advance of each September.
For details of how the previous year’s allocation was spent and our strategy for the year ahead, please click the link below.