Pupil Premium Information
From 2011 schools were allocated additional funds known as ‘Pupil Premium’ to provide additional support or resources for children from low-income families who were eligible for free school meals.
‘Pupil Premium’ funding, now called ‘disadvantage funding’, is allocated to schools from central government for the specific purpose of raising attainment among an identified group of children and closing the gap between them and their peers. It is calculated based on the number of pupils who have registered for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years, children whose parents are serving in the armed forces and those who have left local authority care under adoption, special guardianship or residence orders. As a school we can decide how our funding is spent in order to benefit our children. However, we will be held to account on how we have used this funding and the impact that it has had.