The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit, but are accountable for how they have used the additional funding to
Measures are included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those disadvantaged pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. Schools are also required to publish online information about how they have used the Pupil Premium. Please download our Pupil Premium Policy here.
The schools review annually the impact of our Pupil Premium spending. The following documents provide this information, and outline how spending for the 16/17 financial year is allocated.