Notes on the Pupil Premium Grant from the DfE.
- 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 the pupils who need it most.
- The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings, for children who have been “looked after” continuously for more than six months and also for children of service personnel.
- In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. 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. New measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. From September 2012, schools are required to publish online information about how they have used the Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium.
Click here for a copy of our pupil premium policy.
Click here for a copy of our Pupil Premium statement for the current academic year which details how it is intended that the allocation will be spent; details of how the previous academic year’s allocation was spent, and the impact of this expenditure on the educational attainment of those pupils at the school, in respect of whom grant funding was allocated.
Click here for information regarding eligibility and how to claim free school meals for your child/ren.