Pupil Premium Statement
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantaged pupils reaches the pupils who need it most.
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools for pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years and includes funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and children of service personnel.
The amount of money that the school receives is determined by:
- The per capita amount at which the Government set the Pupil Premium for the current year;
- The current number on roll of pupils whose parents have indicated eligibility to claim free school meals;
- The number of pupils currently on roll in school who have claimed free school meals at any point in the last six years (Ever 6 pupils);
- The number of looked after children and children of service personnel;
The Governing Body determine how we use this additional funding, taking into account the purpose for which it is allocated to us