Pupil Premium

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What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium Grant is funding allocated to schools to enable them to provide additional support to their disadvantaged pupils. The aim of the grant is to help close the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers. In 2016-17 secondary schools will receive £935 for pupils who have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point in the last six years.

Children who are Looked After attract a higher rate of funding than children from low-income families – the ‘pupil premium plus’, is £1,900 per pupil for 2016-17. This is to reflect the unique challenges they face at school where they often struggle to keep up with their peers at both primary and secondary level.

This funding is to enable pupils to:

  • improve their levels of attainment and progress;
  • close attainment gaps relative to their peers;
  • ensure equality of opportunity across the curriculum and beyond.

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