What is Pupil Premium?
The Department of Education (DFE) has allocated an amount of EXTRA money to each child who is on Free School Meals (FSM). The amount that they have allocated has changed each year but has broadly increased from about £600 per child to its current level of about £900.
The amount our school receives depends on the number of children we have who are eligible for FSM.
Historically, in the UK, there has been a gap in educational achievement between the children who are entitled to FSM and those who are not. The DFE would like this gap to narrow and so have increased funding to help schools support these children’s learning. OFSTED will scrutinise the impact the extra funding has had on children’s attainment when compared with non-FSM children.