What is the pupil Premium?

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, 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 wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is paid to schools based on the number of children registered for Free School Meals at the January census.

The attached document explains how Waseley Hills uses that funding to support these students.