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Pupil Premium


Pupil premium grant is additional funding, from the government, allocated to schools to ensure that children from low income families benefit from the same opportunities as their peers. Research has shown that children from deprived backgrounds do not achieve as well as those from less deprived families. The premium is provided to schools to help 'diminish the difference' in attainment. In the current financial year schools were allocated £1,320 for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any time in the last 6 years. This will rise to £1,345 after April 2020. Schools will receive £2,300 for each looked after child who meets specific criteria, this will rise to £2,345 after April 2020.

The three categories of children who qualify for pupil premium grant are:

  • Children who are eligible for free school meals
  • Children who are, or have been, looked after by the Local Authority
  • Armed forces children

Schools are free to spend the premium in ways that they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable children.

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