What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is additional funding that schools receive from the government. The amount that each school receives is based on the amount of children at the school who are registered for ‘Free School Meals’ (FSM) .
The money is intended to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and others, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage children reaches the pupils who need it most.
How will the money be spent?
The government has stated that it is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.