Pupil Premium was introduced by the Government in April 2011 and is funding allocated to schools for:
children of statutory school age from low-income families who are known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings
children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months
children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces
children adopted on or after 30 December 2005
This includes pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years. Schools are free to spend Pupil Premium as they see most beneficial for each child, at the agreement of the Governing Body.
The amount received this year (2017-18) is: £17,600
Last year (2016-17) was: £19,800