The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free schools meals, those looked after by the local authority and the children of armed service personnel. It is mostly allocated to schools based primarily on the number of children entitled to free school meals (FSM). It is not an individual allocation for the pupils concerned, but rather a mechanism for adding resources to schools in order to counter the effects of certain disadvantage or deprivation. Schools have the freedom to spend the premium, which is additional to the underlying schools budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils. Some of this support may raise attainment for other pupils as well. All spending is intended to lift the attainment of pupils, although some is not spent directly on academic support. Children entitled to the pupil premium typically make up about 25- 30% of our school population.
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