The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. The Department for Education's conditions of grant document also has a table setting out the funding allocations for different groups of pupils. We have reproduced this information below:
Primary pupils recorded as 'ever 6 free school meals (FSM)' - £1320
Looked after children / Special Guardianship - £1900
Military / Ex Military Families - £300
The pupil premium for 2015 to 2016 will include pupils recorded in the January 2015 school census who are known to have been eligible for FSM in any of the previous six years (i.e. since summer 2009), as well as those first known to be eligible at January 2015.
The pupil premium is paid to schools, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need. The pupil premium can be spent on activities for all pupils provided that the primary purpose of the activity is to close the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers, and the school can demonstrate this. There is no minimum number of eligible pupils that need to be part of an activity in order for any spending of the grant to be valid.
Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.