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What is Pupil Premium?

In 2011-12 the Government launched its Pupil Premium Funding, a grant allocated to schools in addition to main school funding. Each year the Pupil Premium funding is allocated to local authorities and schools based on the number of pupils on roll who are known to have been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) at any time in the last six years. Each of these pupils will attract a specific amount of funding. Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium in any way they choose to support raising the attainment of their most vulnerable pupils.


“The prime purpose of the pupil premium grant is to improve educational outcomes for disadvantaged children.” – West Sussex County Council


We are required to publish online information about our allocation of Pupil Premium and how the money has been used.