The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals in both mainstream and non-mainstream schools, as well as those children who have been in Looked After care continuously for more than six months, and children of Forces personnel.

It was introduced in April 2011, and paid to local authorities by means of a specific grant based on  the school census figures for pupils registered as eligible for Free School Meals from Reception age to Year 11.

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, the funding is intended to support pupils who meet the Pupil Premium criteria, with an emphasis on raising attainment. 

From September 2012, schools were instructed to publish online information about how they have used the Pupil Premium funding. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the initiative.

The Governing Body have approved a Policy regarding our management of the Pupil Premium funding which is accessible here. It outlines our targets for raising attainment and how we can best utilise the funding to achieve the best impact. The most recent copy of the Policy is available by clicking the link below:-

Policy for the Deployment of Pupil Premium 2017

Our link Governor for monitoring the Pupil Premium strategies/spending from September 2018 is Mr B. Young (see Governance arrangements).

 How We Use the Funding: 2017-2018

We have compiled a detailed report analysing the impact and appropriation of the 2017-18 funding which can be reviewed by clicking the link below:

Pupil Premium Strategy & Evaluation 2017-18