The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals (FSM) and Ever-6 (children that have been eligible for free school meals at some point in their primary years), those looked after by the local authority and the children of armed service personnel.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. (DfE Website)
All schools are required to publish online the following information regarding their pupil premium strategy:
- Date of the next review of the strategy - April 2019
Pupil Premium is a key focus for school leaders (Ofsted, Senior Leadership team and Governors) to ensure that children eligible achieve in line with their non-eligible peers both nationally and within their school setting.