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 disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and their peers. Through ensuring funding reaches the pupils who need it most to tackle these disadvantages and in doing so close the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.
This funding is allocated to the school for any pupil who has been entitled to Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years. It is for the school to decide on a strategy of how best to use this money to address any under achievement of individual disadvantaged pupils at the school.
In the 2016-17 academic year, the school will receive funding to the value of £935 for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years.
Additionally, the school will also receive £1,900 for each looked-after pupil who has been looked after for 1 day or more by social services or was adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005, or left care under a special guardianship order or a residence order. The school will also receive £300 for any pupil whose parents are currently serving in the Armed Forces.
Information in regards to how the Pupil Premium funding will be spent can be found in the document below.