The pupil premium is a grant given to schools to close the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers, and to support pupils with parents in the armed forces (this part of it is also known as the service premium).
Schools receive money for each pupil of compulsory school age who fits the eligibility criteria. There are six categories of eligibility, with different amounts of funding attached.
The school will use the grant to support these groups, which comprise pupils with a range of different abilities, to narrow any achievement gaps between them and their peers.
We also recognise that not all pupils eligible for pupil premium funding will have lower attainment than their peers. In such cases, the grant will be used to help improve pupils’ progress and attainment so that they can reach their full potential.
Our Pupil Premium Statement shows how we used the funding in the last academic year.
Our Pupil Premium Strategy sets out our plans for this academic year.