The Pupil Premium Grant was introduced in April 2011 for pupils in England from low – income families.
The grant is for pupils who:
Have been eligible for free school meals [FSM] at any point in the last 6 years
Has been in care for more than 6 months
Parents are in the armed forces
From April 2014, schools in England can receive the pupil premium for children adopted from care or who left care under a Special Guardianship Order (SGO) on or after 30 December 2005.
The purpose of this grant is to address the underlying inequalities between the Free School Meal pupils and their peers.
The school is free to spend the money to support pupils in all aspects of school life and to ensure that they reach their full potential and are well equipped to make the next steps in life after they leave.
Year 7 Literacy & Numeracy Catch-Up Premium
Use of Year 7 Catch up funding for 2017 to 2018 (pdf)