The Pupil Premium is used to provide a range of activities, staff and staff time that ensures direct support for pupils who are entitled to the funding so that they thrive and succeed. The funding is discussed as part of the annual budget-setting process with governors, senior management and all staff. The priorities are determined by the individual and group needs of pupils entitled to Free School Meals at any time in the last six years (Ever 6 FSM), those children who are “Children Looked After” and pupils whose parents serve in the armed forces in the last five years (Ever 5 service child).
What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium includes children who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the past 6 years (the Ever 6 measure) and children who have left the care system through adoption, residence orders or special guardianship orders and children who have no recourse to public funding (NRPF). Additionally, the Service Premium grant is for pupils who have a parent serving or has served in the armed services. The Department for Education has recently published a document on the Pupil Premium for 2022-2023 and the conditions of the grant which is available to view here.