The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).
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 children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers.
The Pupil Premium is available to schools to support those pupils who fall into the categories below:
Free School Meals (FSM) (or have been in receipt during the last 6 years “Ever6”),
Children who are looked after (Looked After Children)
Children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.
Children adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 and children who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order