Pupil premium funding is provided for the support of children who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings, and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. From 2012 this now also includes pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 measure). Pupils from service families are also eligible for another strand of Pupil Premium funding.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, we will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. Some of this funding may be used to replace funding for activities where finance has been cut. We are required to publish online information about how we have used Pupil Premium. This is to ensure that parents and others are made aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium and the extra support they receive.