The pupil premium is a government initiative designed to target resources on those pupils deemed to be from a disadvantaged background. Specifically the Pupil Premium money is provided for those pupils who have been on Free School Meals (FSM) at any point over the past 6 years or those children who have been looked after continuously for at least 6 months (CLA). For the year 2021/2022 the Pupil Premium had a value of £955 per eligible pupil. Schools receive an additional £2,345 for each pupil who has been looked after for 1 day or more, has been adopted from care or has left care under a special guardianship order, a residence order or a child arrangement order. There is also a smaller provision of £310 made for those pupils who have a parent in the armed services. Neither the government nor any government agencies have dictated how the Pupil Premium money should be spent, but what is clear is that the money should be used to promote strategies, which narrow the attainment gap between those students who would be considered disadvantaged and their non-disadvantaged peers.
For details of how we plan to spend Pupil Premium funding in this academic year and for an evaluation of the impact of spending, please read the attached documents by clicking on the links below.