The Pupil Premium is ‘additional’ to main school funding. The Pupil Premium is a Government initiative that targets extra money towards pupils from deprived backgrounds: research shows that this group of pupils underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers. The premium is provided in order to support these pupils in reaching their potential.
Children from low-income families who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last 6 years in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months receive the Pupil Premium
The national average for children in receipt of the Pupil Premium funding is 26.2%. At Welbeck Academy, between 75 and 78% of our children are eligible, year on year. It is our responsibility to ensure that the funding is used to the best effect to ensure that children receive their full entitlement.