The Pupil Premium is an extra grant of money given to schools by central government, based on the percentage of pupils who are receiving free school meals (FSM), or who have received free school meals (FSM) in one of the previous 6 years or children who are currently looked after or adopted (CLA) or children from service personnel.
Research shows that on average, pupils qualifying for FSM are likely to do less well at school. Whilst this is an average and a generalisation, the initiative behind the grant is to use the pupil premium to support FSM pupils in any relevant or special ways to enable them to reach their full potential both academically and socially.
The Government have said that it is for schools to decide on what strategies they will spend their money on that will best support these children.
At Tunstead Primary school, the number of pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium funding is relatively small, however, in 2016-2017 we received: £16100
Please click below to find details of our Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure