The Pupil Premium is calculated based on children who are known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), service children and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. This will also include pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years.
From September 2012, schools have been required to publish online information about how they plan to use their allocation and the impact it has had. This ensures that parents and other interested parties are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils and schools’ strategies for ‘narrowing the gap’.
Schools can decide how to spend this funding. We use a three year strategy which is reviewed annually, as recommended by the Department for Education.
The documents below explain our strategy, how the funding has been used and its impact.