The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals and their peers by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most (i.e. disadvantaged pupils). This is known as 'narrowing the gap'.
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years. The Pupil Premium is also designed to support children who are in Local Authority Care (Looked After Children) and children of parents serving in the Armed Forces.
You can view our Pupil Premium strategy and see how it impacts on achievement of disadvantaged pupils compared to non-Pupil Premium pupils by downloading the following reports.
Current Pupil Premium Strategy Report:
Previous Pupil Premium Impact Reports: