“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of becoming.” Goethe
The Government introduced the Pupil Premium Funding to schools to address the underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals and their wealthier peers. There is also an allocation of funds for children who have been looked after and a smaller amount for children of service personnel.
Schools have the freedom to decide how best to spend the Pupil Premium Funding, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual children within their responsibility.
Further information on Pupil Premium Funding can be found in the Pupil Premium Strategy, Report and Policy links below: