What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is a sum of money which is additional to the main school funding we receive.
The funding was introduced in April 2011 and can be used to support children who have been eligible for free school meals in the last six years (Ever6) as well as children of service personnel and those children who have been looked after for longer than six months.
Since September 2014 all children in Reception, Year One and Year Two are entitled to receive a free school meal as part of a government initiative 'UIFSM' (Universal Infant FreeSchool Meals). There are though some pupils who have a statutory entitlement to free school meals because their parents/carers are in receipt of certain benefits and therefore can be registered for Pupil Premium.
Schools are able to utilise the funding as they see fit in order to meet the needs of their pupils and ultimately raise attainment. The premium can be used in a variety of ways in order to support the development of the whole child.