Introduction to the Pupil Premium
Pupil Premium is a government initiative aimed at providing additional funding to schools in order to help ‘close the gap’ in achievement between children who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), for children 'Looked After’ (CLA), and other groups in school.
Any school with a child who has been eligible for FSM within the past six years will have a Pupil Premium allocation, which aims to support and enable those children to fulfil their potential.
Across schools in England, there is strong evidence to suggest that the achievement of students in receipt of the pupil premium is unacceptably low compared to their peers, and it is the school who is responsible for closing this achievement gap, with the support of Government in the form of funding.
Ofsted have place great emphasis on the performance of students who receive the Pupil Premium, with the use and impact of the pupil premium taken into account when considering Ofsted judgements for both Achievement and Leadership & Management.