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The ‘Pupil Premium’ was introduced in April 2011. The Government provide schools with additional funding for certain groups of pupils: those who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), children who are looked after and pupils whose parents are in the armed forces. This includes pupils who have been eligible for FSM within the past 6 years (FSM Ever 6).
“It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium…is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.” Source: DfE website.
IMPACT Across the school, pupils in receipt of funding made greater progress than those not in receipt of Pupil Premium in reading. Their progress in maths and writing was broadly in line with that of their peers.
If your child does not have Free School Meals, but may be eligible because of your family’s income level, please contact the school office (in confidence) to register them.
Even if you do not wish your child to have the meals, this would mean the school could still claim Pupil Premium funding that may be used to help your child.