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Pupil Premium Funding from the Department for Education

What is the pupil premium?

The Pupil Premium (first introduced in April 2011) is additional funding given to schools to ensure that vulnerable students benefit from the same opportunities as all other pupils.  It 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 amount of funding that a school gets is based on:

  •  The number of children who are registered for free school meals (FSM) or since April 2012 have been at some point in the previous 6 years
  • The number of children who are looked after (CLA) and currently are in care of the local authority or have been adopted from the care of the local authority
  • The number of children who are children of service personnel

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit, “since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.” (DFE 2012). However, they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families.

   Review of 2022/2023 Pupil Premium Strategy 

                                                 Pupil Premium Strategy 2022 - 2025 - UPDATED DECEMBER 2023