What is the Pupil Premium?
The pupil premium grant is funding given to schools to help improve educational outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in state-funded schools in England. The amount of funding received by the school is based on the number of eligible pupils on roll at the school.
The following groups of pupils are eligible for pupil premium funding:
- pupils who are recorded as eligible for free school meals, or have been recorded as eligible in the past 6 years, including eligible children of families who have no recourse to public funds (NRPF)
- children looked after by local authorities, referred to as looked-after children
- children previously looked after by a local authority or other state care, referred to as previously looked-after children
To ensure that pupil premium is focused on effective approaches to raising the educational attainment of disadvantaged pupils, schools must use their pupil premium in line with guidance from the Department for Education. Pupil premium is not a personal budget for individual pupils, and schools do not have to spend pupil premium so that it solely benefits eligible pupils.
Schools must show how they are using their pupil premium by publishing a statement on their website which presents an overview of their pupil premium strategy and their use of the funding.
You can download a copy of the Fortismere pupil premium strategy statement below