Pupil premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils.
Fair is everybody getting what they need to be successful; this does not always mean everybody requires the same support.
Ultimately, the purpose of the Pupil Premium funding is to close the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers. The Government believes that provision of the Pupil Premium is the best way in which to address underlying inequalities between children, with the aim of closing the educational attainment gap which currently exists between each of pupils from poorer families, those with parents in the Armed Forces, Looked-After Children, and their better-off peers. Government documents may refer to such pupils as 'disadvantaged'.
Who is entitled to the Pupil Premium?
- pupils currently registered for Free School Meals;
- pupils who have ever been registered for Free School Meals in the last 6 years (Ever 6 FSM);
- children who have been in care for one day or more, or are registered on the school census as having been adopted from care;
- children of service personnel.
Please click below to see our Pupil Premium expenditure report and action plan.