What is pupil premium?
The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
Background Pupil Premium is used to provide additional educational support to improve progress and to raise the standard of achievement for pupils who are, or who have ever been, registered as eligible for FSM.
A premium is also available for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils.
Pupil Premium Plus has also been introduced for adopted children and those on special guardianship. The funding is used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers.
As far as its powers allow, the school will also use the additional funding to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Pupils Premium and others.
We aim to ensure that the additional funding reaches the pupils who need it most and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives.