Pupil Premium funding is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools by the government intended to support improved attainment for children from disadvantaged families by breaking down barriers to learning, and offering support in the curriculum and extra-curricular activities.
The funding is part of the school’s budget, and schools are free to decide how best to spend the money to best support vulnerable pupils.
The report below sets out our strategy for its use in the current academic year.
While the evidence suggests that it is very hard to judge the impact of such spending in a meaningful way, we are also required to publish an evaluation of spending for the previous year. Our review of spending last year is included below.