"...this funding reaches the students who need it most..."
What is Pupil Premium?
In April 2011 the Government introduced the Pupil Premium, funding which is additional to main school funding. The purpose of the Pupil Premium is that it is deployed by schools to narrow the attainment gap between students from low income families and their peers by ensuring that this funding reaches the students who need it most. Schools have the freedom to spend this funding as they see fit based upon their knowledge of student needs, but are required to report to parents and other interested parties on how they have used the grant.
Students eligible to receive this funding are as follows: those entitled to free school meals or those who have previously been recorded as FSM at any point in the last 6 years (Ever 6 FSM); those who have been Looked After for one day or more in care (CLA) or those who were adopted from care on or after 30th December 2005 or had left care under a special guardianship order or residence order (PCLA); and children of services personnel from 2011.
You can check if your child is eligible by clicking on the following link: https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals