The Pupil Premium was introduced by the Government in April 2011 as additional funding to enable schools to target resources more effectively for those children who are looked after or eligible for free school meals. All pupils, regardless of their personal circumstances, should reach their full potential and it is the school’s responsibility to make this happen.
Schools have the freedom to spend the premium in any way they believe will best support the raising of attainment of these children. The money received should directly link to the impact upon learning of those pupils receiving pupil premium funding.
Pupil Premium is generated by pupils falling into any of the categories below:
- Those children who are currently in receipt of free school meals or who have been in receipt of free meals at any point within the last 6 years.
- Those children who are in the care of the Local Authority.
- Those children who are members of service families.