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 wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.
From 2012/13 the funding was extended to pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years. A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.
- Pupil Premium Strategy Report - 2022/23
- Pupil Premium Strategy Report - 2021/22
- Pupil Premium Strategy Report - 2020/21
- Pupil Premium Strategy Report - 2019/20
- Pupil Premium Strategy Report - 2018/19
- Pupil Premium Strategy Report - 2017/18