The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
The government believes that the Pupil Premium, 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 peers. This ensures that funding to tackle disadvantage, reaches the pupils who need it the most.
The funding is available to both mainstream and non-mainstream schools, like special schools and pupil referral units.
Schools can spend their pupil premium on pupils who do not meet the eligibility criteria but need extra support. For example, pupils who are or used to be in contact with a social worker, as well as those acting as a carer.
At Swallowdale, we strive for every child to achieve their best outcomes and leave here ready for the next step. Our Pupil Premium strategy focuses on removing the barriers to learning. Details of this can be found in the document below.