The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).
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.
The Pupil Premium is available to schools to support those pupils who fall into the categories below:
- Free School Meals (FSM) (or have been in receipt during the last 6 years “Ever6”),
• Children who are looked after (Looked After Children)
• Children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.
• Children adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002
• and children who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order
Further information on the Pupil Premium is available from:
If after looking at the eligibility criteria you think your child should have the pupil premium grant but doesn’t then please email the school with your details on: [email protected]
Why has it been introduced?
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 wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches pupils who need it the most. Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit, we are required to publish on-line information about how we have used the premium.
Literacy and numeracy catch-up premium
The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium provides schools with additional funding to support students who did not achieve the expected standard in their KS2 SATS assessments.