The Pupil Premium was introduced by the Government in April 2011. It is additional funding allocated to schools to support Pupil Premium eligible pupils (those who receive Free School Meals, those who have been in receipt of Free School Meals in the last six years, Looked After Children, service children and adopted children). The aim of the Pupil Premium is to close the historic attainment and progress gaps between this group of children and all other children.
PP – Pupil Premium
FSM – Free School Meals
CiC / CLA / LAC – Children who are Looked After (i.e. in care)
SC – Service children – Parents are members of the armed forces ( not the Police)
E6 – Ever 6 – children who have been eligible for FSM in last 6 years
DAP – Disadvantaged children -those PP who are FSM, Ever 6 or CLA (i.e. not including service or adopted children)
EWO – Education Welfare Officer
The DFE now characterise all pupils who are classified as FSM, FSME6 or CLA as disadvantaged and the internal school systems from 2015 onwards identifies this group separately. This enables these students to be monitored throughout the year by all stakeholders. This group differs from the PP group since it doesn’t include the service or adopted children.