Pupil Premium

What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is funding received by all schools from the Government. The amount given to each school is determined by the number of students who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and/or the number of children who have been looked after (in care) continuously for more than six months. Since September 2016 this has also included students eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (ever '6').


Why do schools get this extra funding?

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is in addition to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the students who need it most.

How must the schools use this money?
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit and provision supported by this funding may also benefit others (e.g. enrichment clubs attended by a range of students and not just those receiving free school meals), However, we will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support students from low-income families. Schools are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of students covered by the Premium and the extra support that they receive. From September 2016 onwards this is called a Pupil Premium Strategy.


Service Premium

The school receives money for students whose parents work in the services.  This money is intended to ensure that the school has the capacity to support children from service families as required.  This money helps to fund our Student Support Workers who provide essential pastoral support to students.  For more general information about Pupil Premium overall, please contact Mrs S Morgan, Pupil Premium and Vulnerable Groups Advocate  smorgan@fernhillschool.org.uk

Pupil Premium Plan 2022 -23

Pupil Premium and Catch-Up statement 2021/22 and impact review 2020/21

Pupil Premium Policy