The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
It is currently paid to schools according to the number of pupils who have been:
• registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years
• been in care for 6 months or longer.
The pupil premium is used to provide additional support and assist in raising achievement for those children that need it most, for example meeting all or part of the cost of educational trips, providing after school activities or subsidising play schemes for pupils eligible for FSMs. We also provide targeted extra support to raise attainment in some subjects for children who qualify for pupil premium. Parents are encouraged to register their child as eligible for FSMs if applicable, as this will mean that the school receives its maximum entitlement. The majority of our school trips are heavily subsidised but there may be financial assistance available for pupil premium pupils. Individual enquiries to the school should be made regarding this assistance.