The Pupil Premium was introduced by the Government in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with disadvantaged students.
Students eligible for Pupil Premium Funding:
- Students in years 7 to 11 who received Free School Meals (FSM) or who have done so at any stage in the last 6 years (Ever 6 FSM)
- Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority
- Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order
In addition, pupils in years 7 to 11 recorded as ‘Ever 5 Service Child’ (a child who has a parent in the Forces or who has had so at any time in the last 5 years) or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence, receive Pupil Premium funding.
Pupil Premium funding is allocated to close the gap between ‘disadvantaged’ students and those in the ‘Other’ / Never 6 group.