What is ‘Pupil Premium’?
In 2011-2012 the Government launched its pupil premium funding. The ‘Pupil Premium’ is given to schools based on the numbers of pupils in the school who have been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) within the last 6 years. During 2013-2014, the amount received for pupil premium has risen from £900 to £1300 per eligible pupil and now stands at £1320 per pupil for the academic year 2018/19.
The funding is allocated to a range of initiatives aimed at supporting more disadvantaged pupils, to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as all other children and to ensure that they reach their full potential.
In addition to FSM the school may also receive pupil premium for any ‘Looked after children’ (Children in Care) or a ‘service child premium’ of £300 for each child whose parents are in the armed forces as a means of supporting them through the challenges they face.
A report explaining how the funds have been utilised and the impact can be downloaded below.