Pupil Premium funding is an additional payment to schools, calculated according to the number of children registered for Free School Meals (FSM).
Why has it been introduced?
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the inequalities between families with differing incomes. Such circumstances can often lead to differing educational and social outcomes. This additional funding is targeted to tackle disadvantage by supporting the pupils who need it most. Schools are able to decide how to best invest this money to support disadvantaged pupils within their school and to report how the money is spent to stakeholders, including Governors and parents.