The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. New measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. From September 2012, schools must publish online information about how they have used the Premium for the previous academic year and the planned spending for the current year. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium.
The documents below details how Nacton spent our allocation last year, and how we plan to spend this year’s allocation.