What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium was introduced by the Department for Education (DfE) in 2011, as additional funding for pupils who receive Free School Meals (FSM), those who are Looked After Children (LAC) and those who are from service families. The Pupil Premium, using additional resources from outside the school’s budget, is intended to address the current inequalities by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most. The DfE have agreed that it is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium Grant is spent. It is deemed that schools are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within a school.
‘Pupils who are disadvantaged and those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) achieve well because staff identify any barriers to learning quickly and put the right support in place. Parents and carers of these pupils appreciate the support they receive.’
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