The Pupil Premium is an amount of money that is given to schools in addition to their delegated budget, to address the current underlying inequalities between children who are eligible for Free School Meals and their wealthier peers who are not. The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) or who have been eligible at any point within the last six years (known as the Ever 6 measure) and to children who have been Looked After by the Local Authority continuously for more than six months.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, we are held accountable by Ofsted for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from low income families. We are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Pupil Premium and the extra support that they receive.
Below is a document explaining how St Jude's is using the Pupil Premium.