The Pupil Premium is funding provided to schools on the basis of:
- children from low-income families who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM);
- those who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years;
- those adopted from local authority care; and those who are currently 'looked after'.
Pupils from service families are also eligible for another strand of the pupil premium funding.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit to support all of these children, including those of high ability. Our strategy sets out how we intend to use the money to benefit the children who are eligible this year and details the impact of last years support and interventions.
The effectiveness of the pupil premium funding is measured in case studies by the progress seen in pupil attitudes as well as learning outcomes.