What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is a Government initiative that targets extra money at students from deprived backgrounds. Research demonstrates that students from deprived backgrounds underachieve compared to their non‐deprived peers. The premium is provided in order to support these students to enable them to reach their full potential.
The Government has used students entitled to Free School Meals along with other identified vulnerable group data as an indicator of deprivation; and have deployed a fixed amount of money to schools per student, over a rolling six year period.
The Pupil Premium is used to provide and implement a range of activities and strategies that ensures that Pupil Premium students receive direct support in order that they can thrive and succeed. The funding is discussed as part of the annual budget-setting process and the priorities are determined by the individual and group needs of students identified under the Pupil Premium.
Pupil Premium Strategy is reviewed every September.