The Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools in addition to main school funding.
The additional funding is designed to diminish the difference between students from disadvantaged families and their peers, where this exists. Schools can choose how to target these additional funds in order to meet the needs of students at risk of under-achieving based on their circumstances.
The Department of Education states, ‘It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium allocated to schools per Free School Meal pupil (those families on income support), is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.’
All schools are required to publish online information about how they have used the Premium and its impact on the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium.
Below is the latest report the Academy has published on the pupil premium spend: