The Pupil Premium is a government initiative designed to target resources on those pupils deemed eligible for funding. Specifically, the Pupil Premium money is provided for those students who have been on Free School Meals (FSM) at any point over the past 6 years (Ever6) or those children who have been looked after continuously for at least 6 months (CLA).
From July 2014, schools in England can receive the Pupil Premium for children adopted from care and there is now no cut off for age of the adopted young person as there was under previous government directives. Schools can also claim the Pupil Premium for children who left care under a Residence Order on or after 14 October 1991.
The Pupil Premium is to help schools raise the attainment of students and close the gap with their peers. It is paid to schools in respect of pupils deemed eligible in Year 7 to Year 11. The Government has extended the coverage of the Pupil Premium in recognition of the traumatic experiences many adopted children have endured in their early lives and a realisation that their needs do not change overnight.
Please find below our details of our Pupil Premium policy for 2014-15.