"The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers."
Except from Gov.uk website, Department for Education,Pupil Premium
Pupil Premium is extra funding given to schools to provide additional support for children that fall into any of the following categories:-
- ‘Ever 6 FSM’
- Looked after children
- Children adopted from care
- Service Children
The Government believes that schools should decide how the Pupil Premium is allocated and spent, since it is felt that they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. From September 2012, schools are required to publish online information about how they have used the Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the provision, support and attainment of pupils covered by the Premium.
Some of the support and resources funded by the pupil premium also benefits children who may not necessarily be eligible but have been identified by the school as being at a disadvantage compared to their peers.
To find out more information about how the Pupil Premium funding has been utilised at our school please read the following report: