The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is a component of main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) 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 pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).
Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.
There are guidelines for how to allocate the Pupil Premium funding issued by the Department for Education which can be accessed here.
The following documents provide details of how the Pupil Premium funding for Huntington School students was spent last year and the impact it had on student outcomes, as well as how we are spending the Pupil Premium funding in 2014-2015.