The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools for children of statutory school age from low income families who are known to be eligible for free school meals. From 2012-13 this will also include pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years (Ever 6 FSM measure). Service family children are deemed not to be eligible for free school meals but receive some alternative funding under Pupil Premium rules. Children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months are also eligible for Pupil Premium funding.
The school can produce its own spending plan to best meet the needs of the pupils. The plan is informed by our knowledge of the pupils and DFE published findings on effective ways to provide support. Since September 2012, we have been required to publish online information about how we have used the Pupil Premium. This ensures that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Pupil Premium and the extra support they receive.
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