The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and children who have been ‘looked after’ continuously for more than six months (LAC). Funding also includes pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (the Ever 6 FSM measure) and children from services families.
School are free to decide how they spend the Pupil Premium. We are, however, held accountable for how we have used the funding to support pupils from these families. We are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium, ensuring that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium and the extra support that they receive.