Pupil Premium (PP) is additional funding made available to schools in order to address current inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), Children in Local Authority Care (CiC) and Children from Service Families (CSF), and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Children who have been eligible for FSM at any point during the past 6 years continue to receive funding through the Pupil Premium (Ever 6).

The Headteacher, on behalf of the Governing Body, can decide how that funding is spent and is accountable for ensuring it has maximum impact.

The Sutton Trust Teaching and Learning Toolkit is an accessible summary of educational research which provides guidance for teachers and schools on how to use their resources to improve the attainment of disadvantaged pupils. This toolkit emphasizes the importance of good quality teaching for all children, including the most vulnerable groups. Therefore where possible, we use the pupil premium to fund whole school initiatives that we feel will enhance all children’s ability to learn.