The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been 'looked after' continuously for more than six months.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit but are, however, held accountable for how the additional funding has been used to support pupils from low-income families. From September 2012, schools are required to publish online information about how they have used the Premium. This ensures that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium and the extra support that they receive.
How much is it worth?
The Pupil Premium currently stands at £1345 per child on Free School Meals. There is also a Pupil Premium of £310 for children whose parents are in the armed forces.
Our school vision guides our decision-making and we strive to do all we can to provide an education and culture in our school community which raises aspirations and encourages everyone to overcome obstacles and barriers to learning. We will not allow a family's financial situation to restrict the opportunities their child has access to in school and we decide on the best use of Pupil Premium funding with this in mind. We have an ethos of treating each family and individual with dignity and respect, inspiring hope for the future and all that it brings.