Pupil Premium funding 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 and to to children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.
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.
Children whose parents have or are currently serving in the armed forces are eligible for Service Premium.
Schools are able to spend the Pupil Premium and the Service Pupil Premium as they see fit in order to support identified children however will be held accountable for how they use the funding to support those children.
The spending focus for Pupil Premium funding should always be around improving educational outcomes whilst the spending focus for Service premium should focus on maintaining and improving social and emotional well being and mental health.
We regularly review the impact of our pupil premium spending.