What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is extra funding from the Government that is given separately to the main school budget. The Government provide this money to help schools address the current national underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers. The funding is to ensure that provision is in place for those disadvantaged children who need it most.
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’). There is also an allocation for children who are “Looked After”, adopted or children of service personnel.
Since the introduction of Free School Meals for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, these children may miss out on this additional funding. Some parents/carers may be entitled to free school meals for their child(children); further information is available on the Norfolk County Council website.