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Pupil premium set to rise

15 December 2011

Pupil premium is set to increase by £112 per pupil-rising from £488 to £600. Further, at present, the Pupil premium only applies to children who currently receive Free School Meals (FSM). This will be extended to anyone who has been registered for FSM in the past six years. An additional half a million disadvantaged children are set to benefit from these changes.

The Pupil premium targets inequality by ensuring pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds, are on an equal footing to pupils from less deprived families. Research shows children eligible for FSM have consistently lower education achievement in comparison to pupils who have never been entitled to this support. Schools will be held accountable for how they use the PP and will be expected to show how the use of this scheme has impacted on school achievement.

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