The Pupil Premium is extra funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and ensure that they make as much progress as their peers and therefore help close the attainment gap. Schools receive funding for pupils who have been registered for Free school meals at any point in the last six years. Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and children of service personnel.
All schools have the freedom to spend the Premium, which is additional to the underlying schools budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.
The Link Governors for Pupil Premium are Laura Williams and Kim Beat.