Pupil Premium is allocated according to the number of children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.
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 and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
At St Wulstan's we currently use the additional funding in the following ways:
Pupil Premium 2021 to 2022
Pupil Premium 2020 to 2021
Pupil Premium 2019 to 2020
Pupil Premium 2018 to 2019
Pupil Premium 2017 to 2018
Pupil Premium 2016 to 2017
Pupil Premium 2015 to 2016