- The pupil premium gives schools extra funding to raise attainment of disadvantaged pupils from reception to year 11.
- A fund of £625 million was introduced in April 2011 to give schools £400 per year for:
- every child registered as eligible for free school meals
- children who have been looked after for 6 months or longer
- children of armed forces personnel
- From April 2012, pupil premium funding was also extended to:
- all children eligible for free school meals at any point in the past 6 years
- Current funding per pupil premium child in 2017/18 is £1320.
- The Government believes that the pupil premium is the best way to address the current inequalities between children eligible for free school meals and their peers.
- The Inclusion Manager and Head Teacher oversee the organisation of all additional provision.
- There is a link governor for pupil premium children who monitors the provision and its impact.
- Pupil premium strategy is reviewed in September, at the start of each new academic year.