As part of the way that the Government funds schools, there is a sum of money called the “Pupil Premium”.
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. It is allocated to schools according to the number of pupils who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) or who have been registered for FSM in the last six years (Ever 6), children of service families, and for children who have been in care of the local authority (Looked After Children / LAC).
Is your child eligible for Free School Meals and the Pupil Premium?
The Government stresses it is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. However, schools will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support children.
The PPG is allocated to schools according to the number of eligible pupils on roll in January of each year. At Eaton Bray Academy our allocation is as follows:
* includes deprivation and Pupil Premium Plus