Pupil premium grant – Outturn
Report to parents – Academic Year 2014/15
Pupil premium is a Government initiative that targets extra money at pupils from deprived backgrounds, which research shows underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers. The funding is provided in order to support these pupils in reaching their potential.
The Government have used pupils entitled to free school meals as an indicator for deprivation and have deployed a fixed amount of money to schools per pupils based on the numbers of pupils eligible for FSM.
Ever6 FSM was introduced from 1st April 2012, where Pupil Premium will include children who have been known to have been eligible for Free School Meals in any of the previous six years. Further grant is also paid for children who have been in the care of the Local Authority (LAC), children adopted from Care and children of service personnel.
Schools are expected to employ strategies they know will support their pupils to increase their attainment and ‘narrow the gap’.