Introduced in 2011 by the Coalition Government, the Pupil Premium is additional funding provided to publicly-funded schools in England schools with the aim of raising the attainment of disadvantaged children. The funding will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of those pupils and their peers. The school will ensure the funding reaches the pupils who need it most and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives. The learning and experiences funded by pupil premium will be allocated based on evidence-based research as to the most effective practices. The impact of the use of the funding will be audited regularly in order to ensure it is being used effectively to close the gap for the eligible pupils. Children who are entitled and claim for free school meals, or ever have in the past 6 years (known as the Ever 6). The school is allocated £1320 per pupil in this category. Children who are in care (looked after), or whoever have been in the past 6 years (also known as the Ever 6). The school is allocated £1900 per pupil in this category. Children who have parents who currently work in the armed services or who have been in the armed services within the past 6 years (known as the Ever 6). The school is allocated £300 per pupil in this category. Schools decide which ways of spending this money would have the greatest impact on removing barriers to learning and supporting these groups. The school Governors challenge the school to ensure we use the money to the best advantage of these children and an allocated Governor evaluates the work being undertaken, and its impact. Below you will find the latest pupil premium reports below.