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Pupil Premium

What is  Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium funding is additional funding provided to publicly-funded schools in England. 
The grant aims to raise the attainment of disadvantaged children. This includes
  • children who are currently eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) or have been in the last 6 years
  • pupils in the care of an English Local Authority children (LAC) and children who have left this care due to adoption (PLAC)
  • a special guardianship order 
  • Children of Service Personnel 
Why has this funding been allocated to schools?
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for FSM and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
How should schools use this funding?
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

Reporting Pupil Premium

The grant allocation is allocated for each financial year but schools have been asked to report by academic year as this is more meaningful for parents.
  • Pupil Premium Funding per pupil in 2021-2022 £1340
  • Pupil Premium Funding per pupil in 2022-2023 £1385
  • Pupil Premium Funding per pupil in 2023-2024 £1455