The Government introduced Pupil Premium in 2011-2012.
This funding was given to support students from low income families who are known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and students who have been in care continuously for more than six months (LAC).
In 2012-2013 this was extended to include students who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (Ever6).
Schools are free to spend their allocation how they see fit, but are held accountable by the Government for how it is used and are required to publish on line how the additional funds are used.
This will ensure that parents and others are made aware of the attainment of students covered by the Pupil Premium and the extra support they receive.
At SPH we recognise that not all students who receive free school meals are disadvantaged and that some students who are disadvantaged/vulnerable are not registered or do not qualify for free school meals. We therefore allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any student or group of students who are vulnerable or who are identified as a priority by the school’s tracking processes and pastoral systems.