The Pupil Premium funding was introduced by the Government in April 2011. From September 2012, schools now receive specific funds to support children from low-income families who are eligible for free school meals ( FSM) or have been at any point in the last six years (Ever 6), looked after children (LAC) and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces (SC), under the umbrella, Pupil Premium (PP).
You should apply for Pupil Premium funding if you receive income support, tax credits or the other benefits. If you think your child might be entitled to the Pupil Premium funding, download and complete the checker form from the Bristol City website and return it to the school office.
Aim of the Funding
Schools have the autonomy to spend the funds as they wish, with the aim of reducing the attainment gap between Pupil Premium and non-Pupil Premium children. The Government and governors hold schools to account with regard to the impact of this spending and schools are required to publish information on their website.
Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding. We constantly review how we are performing with regard to Pupil Premium and it is discussed at Governor's meetings. Over the last two academic years it has been used to ensure that our disadvantaged children do not fall behind due to the COVID restrictions.