What is Disadvantaged Students Funding?
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between disadvantaged children and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with;
- Students who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years
- Students who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, or have been adopted since 2005
- Children of service personnel.
Schools decide how to use the funding, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their students need.
Further information can be found in the documents listed on this page.