What is Pupil Premium?
The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.
Schools receive funding for children who have:
- been entitled to receive free school meals at any point during the last six years
- been in local-authority care for 1 day or more
- parents or carers in the Armed forces
Schools are given the choice of how to use these funds to best meet those pupils’ needs. The Government uses the number of children entitled to Free School Meals, those in the care of the Local Authority and those with parents in the armed forces to calculate an appropriate amount of Pupil Premium for the school. Whilst children receiving FSM are often supported, the school does not focus on these pupils alone. At Hillbrook we target support for children who are vulnerable and in need of additional provision for a variety of reasons and, wherever possible, we try to maximise the impact on others.