The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support potentially disadvantaged pupils and diminish the nationally recognised attainment difference between them and their peers. The 2017-2018 Pupil Premium funding per child will remain unchanged from the previous financial year, as shown below, for:
- Children eligible for free school meals in the past 6 years, the school will receive £935
- Looked-after children and those adopted from care, the school will receive £1900
- Service children, the school will receive £300.
The Pupil Premium fund for 2017 to 2018 will include pupils recorded in the January 2017 school census who are known to have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) since May 2011, as well as those first known to be eligible at January 2017.
Parents DO NOT apply via the school but can check eligibility and apply online through the London Borough of Bromley www.bromley.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals.
The government believes that head teachers and school leaders should decide how to use the Pupil Premium. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:
- The performance of disadvantaged pupils in public examinations compared with their peers
- The Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, and in particular those who attract the Pupil Premium
- The reports for parents that schools have to publish online.
How schools present the information in their online statement is a matter for each school. Our information reports are linked below: