What is Pupil Premium?
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 children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).
Who can apply for Pupil Premium funding?
Schools are given pupil premium for:
- Children who have qualified for free school meals at any point in the past six years. The school receives £1345.00 for each of these children.
- Children who have been looked after under local authority care for more than one day. These children are awarded a premium of £2345.00
- Children from service families who receive a child pension from the ministry of Defence. They are award £310.00
Can your child get the Pupil Premium?
If you think that you may be entitled to receive Pupil Premium funding or if you have any questions, please contact Mrs Leigh on reception.