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Pupil Premium

Introduced in April 2011, the Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding and is provided to address the underlying inequalities between disadvantaged children and their wealthier peers.

The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM), who have been eligible for FSM at any time during the last six years (Ever 6 FSM), and children who have been looked after by the Local Authority for more than six months. The current premium for pupils eligible for FSM at primary level is £1,320 and £1,900 for looked after children.

In addition, a premium of £300 has been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.