What is Pupil Premium?
The pupil premium is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to improve the attainment of disadvantaged children.
The grant allocated is based on the number of children who have received Free School Meals in the past six years. This includes children currently in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) and those who have received free school meals at any time in the previous six years (Ever 6 or E6). Nationally, pupils who receive Free School Meals underperform in comparison to those children who do not and Pupil Premium and funding is therefore allocated to this vulnerable group of pupils in order to close the attainment gap.