Pupil Premium was introduced by the Department for Education (DfE) in 2011, as additional funding for pupils who receive Free School Meals or who are Looked After Children. This is because the DfE have recognised that good education is the key to improving young people’s life chances. This is particularly true for children from low-income families, or who are Looked After Children, who are far less likely to leave schools with good results than other children. The Pupil Premium, using additional resources from outside the School’s Budget, is intended to address the current inequalities by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most.
There are three categories of children that qualify for pupil premium. They are:
The DfE have stated that schools have the right to spend this funding as they see fit based upon their knowledge of pupil needs
Please read the report below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding for 2015-16. It also provides information about the impact of the grant in 2014-15.