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About Pupil Premium Funding

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is funding that is additional to main General Annual Grant funding (GAG,) is the best way to address current inequalities by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the students who need it most.

It is left to schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision is most appropriate for the individual pupils for whom they are responsible.

New measures have been included in the performance tables that capture the achievement of those disadvantaged pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. Schools are also required to publish online information about how the premium has been used.

Pupil Premium students are defined as any student who in the previous 6 years has fallen into one of the following categories; looked after children, children of service personnel, children in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM), and children adopted from care.