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 by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’). Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and children of service personnel.
The Pupil Premium Policy document outlines the budgeted spend using pupil premium and a brief summary of the impact of pupil premium at Bispham Drive. A fuller detailed analysis is available at the school. If you would like any more details about the information in the document please contact the school.