The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years (known as 'Ever 6FSM).
Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.
From September 2012, we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Pupil Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by Pupil Premium and the extra support that they receive.
At the end of each academic year, we review the impact of how we allocated our Pupil Premium funding to make sure it represents both value for money and has played a direct role in helping pupils to reach their full potential, both academically and socially.