The pupil premium is a grant given by the government to schools in England to decrease the attainment gap for the most disadvantaged children. Disadvantaged children are defined in this case as those who were eligible for free school meals (FSM) currently or at any time during the last 6 years and children looked after (in the care of the local authority for a day or more or who have been adopted from care).
For each pupil who is eligible for free school meals, or has claimed free school meals in the last six years, their secondary school can receive £955.
Schools receive an extra premium of £2,345 for pupils:
- in local authority care
- adopted from care (and the parent self-declares)
Service children also receive an allocation of £310, if a parent is serving in the armed forces or is in receipt of a service pension.
If you think the school should receive this additional funding because your child meets one of the criteria above, please fill in the form below.
If you child is currently in receipt of free school meals, please fill in the form ‘Free School Meal and Pupil Premium Application Form February’.
Alternatively, if your child has received free school meals in the past 6 years, but doesn’t currently, please fill in the form ‘Pupil Premium Application Form February 2019’
The pupil premium strategy documents on this page set out how the school spends this funding and details how successful these strategies have been in closing the attainment gaps for the most disadvantaged children at Bishop Wand.