‘Our vision is for a highly-educated society in which opportunity is more equal for children and young people no matter what their background or family circumstances’
Department for Education, Vision statement
The Pupil Premium funding was introduced by the Government in April 2011. From September 2012, schools now receive specific funds to support children from low-income families who are eligible for free school meals ( FSM) or have been at any point in the last six years (Ever 6), looked after children (LAC) and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces (SC), under the umbrella, Pupil Premium (PP).
Aim of the Funding
Schools have the autonomy to spend the funds as they wish, with the aim of reducing the attainment gap between Pupil Premium and non-Pupil Premium children. The Government and governors hold schools to account with regard to the impact of this spending and schools are required to publish information on their website.