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.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil as well as for Looked After Children, Previously Looked After Children and children of Service Families 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. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding. Measures are included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those pupils covered by the Pupil Premium.
To view our Pupil Premium plan for 2022-2023 please click here.
Pupil Premium - prior years
To view our Pupil Premium plans for prior years please click here.