Pupil Premium Funding
The government’s Pupil Premium funding is used to support the learning and development of our disadvantaged children and can be used on specific interventions or on whole school approaches.
We gain additional Pupil Premium funding, if your child:
- Is currently eligible for Free School Meals (FSM)
- Has at any point during the last 6 years received FSM (known as Ever 6 FSM)
- Is adopted from local authority care or has since left care
- Has a parent who currently works in the armed forces or has done so in the last 5 years (Ever 5 In Service Child)
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However we will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from low income families. From September 2012, we are required to publish online information about how we have used the extra Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium and the extra support that they receive. If you think your child may be eligible for Pupil Premium funding, please speak to the school office.