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 (FSM) at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).
Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after and children of service personnel. The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their pupils and their families.
Principles of funding allocation:
- We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils
- We ensure that adequate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
- In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who are eligible for free school meals, (or have been eligible in the last 6 years) are socially disadvantaged.
- We recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate pupil premium funding to support any child of groups of children that the school has legitimately identified as socially disadvantaged.