Pupil Premium Statement
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.
It was introduced in 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for FSM at any point in the last 6 years. Schools also receive funding for children who have been ‘Looked After’ continuously for more than 6 months and the children of Service personnel.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit in order to target areas of need, however, we are held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support from the above categories. There is a requirement that we publish on line information about how we have used the Pupil Premium.