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 is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years. Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and children of service personnel.
We are committed to ensuring that Pupil Premium funding is used to:
- Narrow or close the gap between the achievement of the identified pupils and their peers.
- Raise pupil attainment through the provision of a variety of educational support programmes.
- Address underlying inequalities between the identified pupils and their peers with regard to pupil well-being, as well as academic development.
A review of the school's pupil premium strategy is completed at the end of each academic year.