Torridon Junior School

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Pupil Premium & Sports Premium

Pupil Premium – Background Information The Pupil Premium is funding provided by the Government that is designed to address the pattern of inequality seen nationally between children who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers. The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’). Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel. The Government is not dictating how schools spend the Pupil Premium, but they are clear that schools will need to employ strategies that they know will support their pupils to increase their attainment levels and progress rates in order to ‘narrow the gap’.