Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is designed to ensure funding to tackle disadvantage and ensure it reaches the pupils who need it most. The funding is allocated to Local Authorities and then schools and is aimed at pupils from Reception, children who are eligible for free school meals (FSM),  looked after children or children who have parents currently in the Armed Forces.  In April 2012 the coverage of the Pupil Premium was widened to include those eligible for FSM at any point in the last 6 years.