The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers and to support these pupils in reaching their potential. Schools receive funding for each pupil registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years.
The pupil premium grant was created to provide funding in three key areas:
- Raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and diminishing the difference between them and their peers.
- Supporting children and young people whose parents are in the armed forces.
- Providing funding for looked-after children (LAC).
To help school to receive the additional funds to support these pupils, it is essential that parents apply for free school meals if they believe they may be eligible. Parents of children in Reception and key stage 1 who currently receive universal free school meals, should still apply for free school meals in order for school to receive the funding.
To find out more about free school meals, please click here.
Our Pupil Premium Strategy contains information about the barriers to learning, what actions we have put in place, how we spend our allocation and the impact of the actions put in place.