20The pupil premium is additional funding to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low-income and other disadvantaged families and their peers. It was introduced in April 2011 to raise the attainment of 1.8 million disadvantaged pupils. The Government believes that the pupil premium is the best way to address the current inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers.
Schools are expected to use their pupil premium funding to:
• raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils
• close the attainment gap between eligible pupils and their peers.
The strategic plan for 2019-20 details our spending priorities for this year, and outlines our approach to raising attainment based on our assessment of our children's needs. Please also find a reviewed copy of the strategic plan for 2018-19.
Click on here to go to the Department for Education website to find out more.