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Pupil Premium Funding

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. It is additional funding provided by the Department for Education to narrow the attainment gap between students from low income families and their peers. It is allocated to schools with students on roll who are known to have been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) at any time in the last six years, are Children Looked After (in the care of the Local Authority) or who have a parent serving in the Armed Services.

Key priorities

To close the disadvantage gap by addressing inequalities and to raise the attainment of those students in low-income families.


We believe it is unacceptable for children’s success to be determined by their social circumstances.

We aim to:

  • Raise the attainment and progress of students eligible for Pupil Premium funding so that their performance compares favourably with Non-Pupil Premium peers.
  • Close the gap between our disadvantaged students and their peers.
  • Address any inequalities in opportunity for students from low-income families and to ensure full access to the curriculum and to our extra-curricular provision.