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Pupil Premium Information and Free School Meals

What is Pupil Premium?


Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families.  Funding is based on pupils registered for a free school meal and pupils that are or have been in care.


Eligible Pupils Criteria:

- Eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) now or in the last six years (Ever 6); or

- Looked after continuously for 1 day or more

- Adopted from Care

- Pupils of Armed Forces personnel



Why has is been introduced?


Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding was introduced by the Government to address the current underlying inequalities between pupils eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches those in most need of it.  Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium funding as they see fit they are required to publish online information about how it is used to benefit the pupils.