The Pupil Premium was introduced by the Coalition Government in April 2011. This additional funding is paid to schools in respect of their disadvantaged pupils:
Pupils who have been registered for free schools meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years. Pupils looked after continuously by the local authority for more than six months.
FSM is the only pupil level measure of deprivation available to schools and the link between FSM eligibility and school underachievement is very strong. Schools receive Pupil Premium funding to support their eligible pupils and narrow the attainment gap between them and their peers.
For further details of how the Pupil Premium is used at The Grove Academy please visit the Statutory Information page here.