What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium Grant was introduced in April 2011. It was brought in by the government to tackle disadvantage and to raise achievement by improving outcomes of pupils from low income families. Research shows that pupils from deprived backgrounds underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers. The Pupil Premium Grant is provided in order to support these pupils by accelerating their progress. It was introduced because attainment gaps have proved to be persistent and slow at narrowing, despite previous investments. The Government has used pupils entitled to Free School Meals (FSM) as an indicator for deprivation.
Ever 6 Free School Meals (FSM)Pupils in Year Groups YR to Y11 (aged 5-16) currently eligible for free school meals, or known to have been eligible at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6’).
Children adopted from care or who have left care, who were looked after by an English or Welsh local authority immediately before being adopted, or who left local authority care on a special guardianship order or child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order).
Service children Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence