The pupil premium grant is designed to allow schools to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and the exam results they achieve.
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium funding, which is additional to the main school funding, is the best way to address inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and those children who are not. Pupil Premium Funding is therefore used to tackle disadvantage in order to reach the pupils who need it most.
Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds:
- generally face extra challenges in reaching their potential at school
- often do not perform as well as their peers
Schools are funded a Pupil Premium of £1,345 per pupil (2021-22) for those whose families have registered for FSM. This includes any child who has been registered for FSM at any point during the past 6 years. Each school may decide how best to use the funding and they are held accountable for how it has been used to support pupils from low income families.
The Pupil Premium Strategy is a 3 year strategy and is reviewed at the end of each year. You can find the reviewed Pupil Premium Strategy for 2022-2023 in the files section below.