The Government introduced the 'Pupil Premium' in 2011. Pupil Premium is an allocation for schools to support children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. For children who have a parent serving in the Armed Forces, school receive funding. From April 2012, the ‘Ever6′ measure was introduced to include payments for every pupil who has been FSM eligible at any point in the last six years.
The Department for Education (DfE) does not tell schools how to spend their Pupil Premium funding; it is therefore up to schools to spend it as they see fit. However, from September 2012, all schools have been required to publish online information about how the Premium has been used and how it will be used in the current academic year. This will enhance the tracking of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium and provide transparency with regards to the extra support that they receive.
Please find below the Pupil Premium spending plan for both 2018-19 and the current academic year: