Pupil Premium Reports
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. It was allocated to children from low-income families who were known to be eligible for free school meals and children who had been looked after continuously for more than six months. Eligibility for the Pupil Premium for 2012-13 was extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever6 Free School Meals measure). Schools also receive funding for children who have been previously looked after, if they are advised of this by parents, and a smaller amount for any children of service personnel.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit, and should identify their own priorities and evidence-informed actions for the funding to be applied to. However, they are accountable for how they use the additional funding to address disadvantage.