The Pupil Premium is funding that schools receive based on the number of pupils attending who fall into one of three categories:
In receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) in the last 6 years (Ever6)
Children who are Looked After (LAC)
Children of Armed Forces personnel
Historically in the UK, children in these categories make slower progress and achieve lower results than other pupils. This is a national issue. The purpose of the Pupil Premium is to target support to "narrow the gap".
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.
This means that the school may use Pupil Premium funding as it sees fit with the aim of narrowing the gap in attainment and progress between eligible pupils and others. Limited funding and resources mean that not every individual child eligible for FSM will be receiving a Pupil Premium intervention at any one time. The funding and resources are targeted towards those pupils who the school has assessed are most likely to benefit from them
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