Schools, headteachers and teachers will decide how to use the Pupil Premium allocation,as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
‘We know a good education is the key to improving young people’s life chances, to enable them to progress into adulthood with the skills and confidence for success. The Pupil Premium will provide schools with the resources with which to address inequalities in the system and raise the attainment of those pupils from low income families’.
Source DfE website
Funding - Financial Year 2018 - 2019
In the 2018 - 2019 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free schools meals at any point in the last 6 years:
£1,320 for pupils in Reception year to Year 6
£935 for pupils in Year 7 to Year 11.
Schools will also receive £1,320 for each pupil who has left local-authority care because of 1 of the following:
a special guardianship order
a child arrangements order
a residence order.