The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals; those looked after by the local authority and children of armed service personnel.
In 2012, funding was extended to include pupils who have been eligible for free school meals within the past 6 years. Nationally, the statistics show that these students do less well than their peers in external exams. The aim of this money is to try to close that attainment gap.
All schools are required to publish, on their websites, what funding they have received and how the money is being spent.
Please see the attachment below to see how we spent the Pupil Premium money in 2015/16 and how we are spending the money in 2016/17.