The Pupil Premium is funding provided to schools which is additional to main school funding. It is allocated according to the number of pupils on-roll who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) or have been eligible within the past 6 years, a smaller amount allocated according to the number of children of service families and an allocation for each pupil who has been adopted from care. Children who have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more also receive pupil premium funding. Funding for these pupils doesn’t go to their school; it goes to the virtual school head (VSH) in the local authority that looks after the child.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. However, schools are to be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families.
Please see below for information regarding how the Pupil Premium was spent in 2018-2019 and our plans for this academic year..