Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is funding from the government which is allocated to every school in addition to their main school funding. In 2014-15, schools have been given £935 for every student on their roll that:

1. is a looked after child
2. is currently eligible for free school meals
3. has claimed free school meals in the last 6 years.

In addition, schools receive a £300 Service Premium for each student whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces or students who received the Service Premium in 2011-12 or 2012-13. The government has allocated this additional funding to schools to help ensure the best possible progress for students who fall into the categories above.

How can the Pupil Premium be used?

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. There is no requirement for the Pupil Premium to be spent on individual students simply because they fall into this category. However, it is expected that the funding will be used to support, as necessary, students in this group and other lower income families so that this group makes the same progress as their peers.

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