St Margaret’s Pupil Premium Report
Pupil premium is additional funding from the Government, provided to support pupils from low income families to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as all other children. There are three categories of children that qualify for pupil premium:
- Children who are eligible for free school meals (FSM)
- Looked after children (LAC)
- Armed forces children
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since that are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils for whom they are responsible.
At St Margaret’s a small proportion of pupils (17% in 2016-17) are eligible for pupil premium and the number of FSM is below the national average.