The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011, and paid by means of a specific grant based on 1 school census figures for pupils registered as eligible for FSM in reception to Year 11. For looked after children the Pupil Premium was calculated using the Children Looked After data returns (SSDA903).
In the financial year 2014 - 2015 eligibility for funding is extended to all children who: have been looked after for 1 day or more, were adopted from care on or after 30th December 2005 left under care: a special Guardianship Order on or after 30th December 2005, a Residence Order on or after 14th October 1991.
A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils.
The Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding and it will be used by this school to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most.