The Pupil Premium is a Government initiative that targets extra money at pupils who come from backgrounds that might be deemed to be disadvantaged. The premium is provided in order to support these pupils so they may reach their potential.
Eligibility for the Pupil Premium from April 2012 is for any pupil who has been entitled to Free School Meals (FSM )in the last six years. In addition, pupils who are “looked after” by the authority (LAC) or whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces are also entitled to the premium.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their settings. Schools however, will be accountable to outside agencies, mainly Ofsted, to show how the Pupil Premium has enriched the children’s personal and academic achievements within the school.
Please see below for information regarding how the pupils premium was spent in the last financial year, the impact of this funding, and the plans for future spending.