The Pupil Premium is funding provided to schools which is additional to main school funding. The premium is designed to help each school boost the attainment of disadvantaged children and reduce the gap between the highest and lowest achievers. It is allocated according to the number of pupils on roll who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), a smaller amount allocated according to the number of children of service families (armed forces), and an allocation for each pupil who has been 'looked after' (in care) for 6 months or more. In 2012 funding was extended to include pupils who have been eligible for free school meals within the past 6 years.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. However, schools are to be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low income families. This information must be published on the school's website. Please click on the links below for information regarding how the PPG was spent in the last academic year, the impact of this funding and the plans for the future.