The Pupil Premium is funding provided to schools which is additional to main school funding. It is allocated according to the number of pupils on-roll who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) and a smaller amount allocated according to the number of children of service families. Pupil Premium Plus funding is allocated for pupils who are looked after by the local authority or who have been been adopted from care or have left care. The funding is extended to include pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the past 6 years.
If you think that you may qualify for Free School Meals, you can follow this link and apply at http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/education/school-meals/free-school-meals-and-milk
It is important that all parents who receive one of the benefits listed above register for free school meals as this will enable your child’s school to claim “pupil premium allocation”. The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise attainment.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.