The Pupil Premium was introduced in 2011 and is an allocation of money that is given to schools to specifically assist children who fall into at least one of the following groups:
- They are currently eligible for free school meals (FSM)
- They have been eligible within the last six years for free school meals (FFSM)
- They have been identified as a Looked after Child (LAC)
- Those whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces
This money is specifically designed to help us to raise the achievement level of the students in these groups who have previously been identified as being disadvantaged through economic hardship. We also receive a premium for students whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces, this money is specified to help with the emotional and social well-being of these pupils.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium allocated to schools, per Free School Meal pupil is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility
— Department for Education
How we use Pupil Premium at St Peter’s
We are using a wide range of strategies to help us improve performance within the above identified groups.