The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
Pupil premium funding is available to both mainstream and non-mainstream schools, such as special schools and pupil referral units. It is paid to schools according to the number of pupils who have been:
- registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years
- been in care for 6 months or longer
In the 2013 to 2014 financial year, schools will receive:
- £953 for each eligible primary-aged pupil
- £935 for each eligible secondary-aged pupil
You will see below the spending reports for the last three academic years. You will also find attached our Pupil Premium School Improvement Action Plan which outlines how we intend to narrow the gap and develop progress for pupil premium pupils.