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. It is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for:
- free school meals at any point in the last 6 years (Ever 6 FSM)
- Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority
- Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order (PLAC)
- Children with parents in the Armed Forces within the last 5 years (Ever 5 Service Child) or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence
Pupil Premium funding is available to both mainstream and non-mainstream schools, such as special schools and pupil referral units.
More information can be found here www.gov.uk/guidance/pupil-premium
If you think your child may eligible to receive this additional funding and support but are not sure whether the school are aware of this, please speak in confidence with Mrs K Mould or Mrs V Hazel in the school office. Alternatively, please complete the appropriate online form, available by clicking here - our Local Authority will then check eligibility and ensure that the school receives all funding due to support your child.
Please find our Pupil Premium Grant document on our policies page
Our Pupil Premium Statement: