The Pupil Premium provides additional funding on top of the main funding a school receives.
It is targeted at students from disadvantaged backgrounds to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as pupils from less deprived families.
The Pupil Premium provides funding for children:
· Children who have been in receipt of free school meals (FSM) at any point in the past 6 years (£1345 per child)
· Children who have been previously looked after, subject of a special guardianship order and/ or adopted from care (£2345 per child)
· Pupil Premium Plus children currently being looked after or in care (£2345 per child per school year)
· Children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces (£310 per child)
*In 2023-24 it will increase by around 5% in cash terms, per pupil, to £1,455 and £1,035 respectively.
Pupil Premium goes to students who are currently on Free School Meals (FSM) or have been registered for (FSM) in the past six years.
Students in care, who have been looked after by local authorities for more than six months, also continue to qualify for the Pupil Premium.
Why is there Pupil Premium?
Publicly-funded schools in England get extra funding from the government to help them improve the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.
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
The Pupil Premium Grant is designed to allow schools to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and exam results they achieve.
Your child or children can get a Free School Meal if you, your partner or the child is receiving one of the benefits below:
Income Based Jobseekers Allowance (JSA(IB)) - Not JSA(Contribution based)
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA(IR) support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999