The Purpose of Pupil Premium
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
For pupils from low-income families in non-mainstream settings, it is for the local authority to decide how to allocate the Pupil Premium. For instance it could be allocated to the setting where they are being educated, or held by the local authority to spend specifically on additional educational support to raise the standard of attainment for these pupils. The authority must consult non-mainstream settings about how the Premium for these pupils should be used.
The DfE says:
Schools are free to spend the pupil premium as they see fit. However, they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. New measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the pupil premium.
- Pupil Premium 2017-2018 Report/Policy Statement Click Here
- Pupil Premium 2016-2017 Report/Policy Statement Click Here
- Pupil Premium 2015-2016 Report/Policy Statement Click Here
- Pupil Premium 2014-2015 Report/Policy Statement Click Here
- Pupil Premium 2013-2014 Report/Policy Statement Click Here
- Pupil Premium 2012-2013 Report/Policy Statement Click Here