In 2011-12 the Government launched its Pupil Premium Funding, a grant allocated to schools in addition to main school funding. The Pupil Premium for 2017-18 is allocated to all schools, based on the number of pupils on roll who are known to have been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) at any time in the last six years.
The allocated amount is £1,320 per pupil for primary school children, with adopted children receiving £1900 per pupil.
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 is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. Department for Education April 2012.
Please click on the link below to see the Pupil Premium Statement for our school: