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Pupil Premium

Government Statement

Pupil Premium is allocated to local authorities and schools with pupils on roll in January that are known to have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any time in the last six years. Schools will have the freedom to spend the Premium, which is additional to the underlying schools budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils. We urge schools and local authorities to encourage parents to register their child as eligible for FSM so that each school receives their maximum Pupil Premium entitlement.

We will continue to provide the Pupil Premium for children in care who have been looked after continuously for at least six months.

We will also continue to provide a Premium for children of parents in the armed services, who face particular challenges.

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium is the best way to address the current inequalities by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the students who need it most.

It has been for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium 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 also required to publish online information about how the premium has been used.

It is on this page that you will find documents relating to the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG).

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