Pupil Premium

The Government introduced the Pupil Premium funding for schools in 2011. They believe that this is the best way to address underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it the most.

Schools determine how the Pupil Premium should be spent since they are best placed to identify and assess what additional provision can be put in place for the individual pupils within their responsibility.