Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools for children who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at some point in the last 6 years (Ever-6) and children who have been looked after (LAC) continuously for more than 6 months.
The Government has introduced this additional funding to address underlying inequalities between non FSM and children who are in lower income families. As a group, children eligible for free school meals have lower educational attainment than their peers.
This funding enables schools to provide extra support to these disadvantaged groups, targeting pupils who need it most helping to reduce the attainment gap.
Pupil Premium Funding Priorities:
- To focus on securing the foundations of spoken language, reading, writing and mathematics as early as possible.
- To work with parents to strengthen and maximise their involvement with their child’s education.
- To develop the social and emotional skills which give young people the resilience, persistence and motivation to become independent and confident learners who lead happy and rewarding lives.