From 2013 this also includes students eligible for FSM at any point in the last 6 years (known as Ever 6 FSM measure).
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, schools will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support students from low income families. From September 2012 there has been requirement to publish online, information about how they have used the Pupil 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 they receive.
Children can receive a free school meal if their parents claim Income Support in the form of:
All students’ progress through Pupil Premium is tracked so we can see if any intervention is working. We fully support our Pupil Premium students to make sure that they are reaching their potential. If you are unsure whether your child is eligible for free school meals, please telephone the school office.