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 those who are not eligible by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

From September 2012 schools are required to publish online information about how they have used the Premium.

Pupil premium Strategy Feb 2018
 Pupil premium Review of expenditure 2016/17
Pupil Premium Grant Funding Statement 2016-17
Pupil Premium Review Statement 2015-16
Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure and forecast 2015-16
Please click here for Grant Expenditure for 2013-14
Please click here for Grant Expenditure 2012-13