What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium (PP) is a government initiative that targets extra money at pupils from deprived backgrounds. Research shows that pupils from deprived backgrounds underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers.
Currently, the premium is worth £1320 and goes to pupils who are currently on Free School Meals (FSM) or have been registered for FSM in the past six years. Children in care, adopted children and service children also continue to qualify for the Pupil Premium.
The Premium is provided to enable these pupils to be supported. The Government considers the above groups as indicators of deprivation and has provided a fixed amount of money for schools per pupil based on the number of pupils registered for FSM over a rolling six year period. At East Farleigh, we will be using the indicator of those eligible for FSM as well as identified vulnerable groups as our target children to “diminish the difference” regarding attainment.
For more information on how to apply for free school meals please go to:
The Pupil Premium report for our school (attached document below) details how we spend the additional funding to support our disadvantaged children.