The Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is to be used in schools to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
For more information on how we spend our pupil premium funding and the impact it has had in previous years, click the links below.
The Pupil Premium is an amount of money allocated by the government to schools for:
- Children whose parents are currently working in the armed forces
- Children of statutory school age from low income families who are known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM)
- Children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months
The Secretary of State for Education lays down the following terms and conditions on which assistance is given in relation to the pupil premium grant (PPG) payable to schools and local authorities for the financial year beginning 1 April 2016.
PPG provides funding for two policies:
- raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their potential
- supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces
The purpose of the information on this page is to inform parents, carers and governors about the Pupil Premium Grant and the children who are eligible for it.
At Wansbeck Primary School 54% of pupils are eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant.