Publicly-funded schools in England get extra funding from the government to help them improve the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.
Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds:
- generally face extra challenges in reaching their potential at school
- often do not perform as well as their peers
The pupil premium grant is designed to allow schools to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and the exam results they achieve.
Schools are responsible for deciding how the Pupil Premium Grant will be spent as they are best placed to make such decisions based on their knowledge of the specific needs of pupils in their care. It is allocated to schools in addition to the main budget and is based on the number of pupils who have been:
- registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years
- children of armed services personnel
- looked after child or previously a looked after child (enhanced pupil premium)
- has been adopted (enhanced Pupil Premium)
Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.