The Government believes that the Pupil Premium Grant, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
The Pupil Premium Grant 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’). Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.
You can read our Pupil Premium Policy on the policies page. This details ways in which we could spend the money. Annually we publish our plan with the specific details on how we will use this funding to support our Pupil Premium pupils to reach their fullest potential. We also publish our review of the impact of this funding from the previous year. you can access these reports here.
Pupil Premium Strategy Plan 2018-19: PP-Strategy-Shoscombe-2018-19
Review of Pupil Premium 2017-18: PP_strategy_report_Shoscombe
Pupil Premium Strategy Plan 2017-18: PP_strategy_report_Shoscombe
Review of Pupil Premium 2016-17: Pupil-Premium-funding (1)