The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011, and is additional to school’s main funding. Funding is given for children registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years. The aim of the funding is to raise the attainment and progress of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
Funding is also received for looked after children and children of service personnel. The service premium is designed to address the additional needs of the children of serving parents. These needs are mainly pastoral and include emotional and social well-being.
Schools are accountable for the impact of pupil premium funding and are required to publish online each year the amount they have been funded for the current academic year, details of how they intend to spend this funding, details of how the previous year's funding was spent and the impact this had on attainment.
Funding is based on the number of relevant pupils in each category at the January census date, multiplied by the rate per pupil for the following financial year (i.e. April to March).
Please select the year link to see Premium Grant Expenditure.