Pupil Premium is additional funding provided to schools to support children from low-income families, who are currently eligible for Free School Meals. It also provided additional support for children who have been in local authority care for more than six months. From 2012-2013 this funding included any child who had been eligible for free school meals at any time in the last 6 years. (Known as the Ever 6 FSM measure)
School must use the Pupil Premium to improve learning outcomes for these children as well as providing equal access to all aspects of school life. From September 2012 we were required to publish online information about how we have used the premium. This will ensure that parents and other have information regarding the impact on these children’s learning.