The Pupil Premium is additional funding allocated to schools to help support disadvantaged pupils, closing the attainment gap between them and their peers.
Introduced in April 2011, the Pupil Premium is targeted at pupils aged 4-16 years from low income families who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), looked after children (LAC) and those from families with parents in the armed forces. Pupils who have registered for the Pupil Premium at any point in the last six years are eligible to receive the premium.
As a group, pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in time have consistently lower education attainment than those who have never been eligible for FSM. The Government believes that this additional grant ‘is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between pupils eligible for FSM and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.’
If you think you may be eligible for FSM, please complete a registration form and return it to Miss McGovern (c/o the Exams Office) at the academy. ?