Pupil Premium & Catch Up Funding
The Government believes that funding for Disadvantaged Pupils, 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 wealthier peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
The amount received is dependent on the number of children who are eligible and have claimed for Free School Meals (FSM) at any time in the last six years. All schools are required to report on the amount of funding and how this is being used. In addition, children whose parents work in the Forces or Children in Care also receive a grant. Schools have the freedom to spend the additional funding in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.