The Pupil Premium is a government initiative that funds extra money targeted at pupils from socio-economically deprived backgrounds, which research shows underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers. The premium is provided in order to support these pupils in reaching their full learning potential.
The government has used pupils entitled to Free School Meals (FSM), or Looked After Children (LAC) or from Armed Service families as indicators for deprivation and has deployed a fixed amount of money to schools per annum based on the number of pupils eligible in each category. Schools are able to claim pupil premium retrospectively over five year (LAC) and six year (FSM) periods.
2020 – 2021 Funding Received: £56,490