The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools for children of statutory school age from low-income families who are known to be eligible for Free school meals (FSM) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings : to children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and to children whose parents have or are currently serving in the armed forces.
Pupil Premium funding includes pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure).
From July 2014 all children adopted from care in England are eligible for Pupil Premium. Children who have been looked after (LAC) for at least one day are also eligible.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit in order to support identified children however we will be held accountable for how we use the funding to support those children.