The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, in addition to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Looked-after children face additional barriers to reaching their potential and so these pupils too will receive a premium.
In the new funding arrangements some pupil premium funding is also available for the children of armed services personnel. Service children – many of whose parents are risking their lives for their country – face unique challenges and stresses.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
Source DfE website
As a school, we are committed to ensuring that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils, however, we recognise the particular needs of vulnerable or socially disadvantaged pupils. One of our key priorities is closing the gap between the performance of vulnerable pupils and that of others.
For a detailed breakdown of current Pupil Premium spend please click here.
For information on outcomes for children eligible for Pupil Premium please go to the Performance Data section of the website.