The government believes that the best way to address the inequalities which can exist between the success of children eligible for free school meals and non-free school meals students is by ensuring that additional funding to tackle this disadvantage reaches the students that need it most.
Schools receive a Pupil Premium Grant for every student who has been entitled to free school meals at any point during the last six years. Schools also receive the Pupil Premium Grant for Looked After Children and children of service personnel.
Headteachers are accountable to OFSTED for the way in which their schools use the Pupil Premium Grant to tackle inequality.
Please see below links to information relating to the use of the Pupil Premium Grant at the William de Ferrers School.