In April 2011 the Government introduced the Pupil Premium. This is a new element within school budgets. The purpose of this premium is to narrow the attainment gap between pupils from low income families and others. Schools receive funding based on the number of pupils who have received Free School Meals in the last six years; the number who are Looked After (in care) and the number who belong to service families. Schools have the freedom to spend this funding as they see fit based upon their knowledge of pupil needs. The purpose of this report is to explain how this money was used in 2015-16, to show what impact it had for the children it was intended to benefit and to share our plans for continuing to develop provision for these students in 2016-17.
Please click here – Pupil Premium 2016-17 – for details.