Pupil Premium is a funding stream which the government introduced in an attempt to address some of the inequalities suffered by disadvantaged children.
In the financial year 2016-2017, the school received £212,520.00. This money was generated by the children who were in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) at the time of the school census 2016-2017, and Looked After Children (LAC) .
At Fairlight, we have always invested heavily in narrowing the gap between children from disadvantaged families and those who are more affluent. Our success in this has seen us invited to speak at conferences with this theme. The Pupil Premium has allowed us to sustain some of the work which we have done in the past and add to our portfolio of support. Our Pupil Premium policy outlines how this money is spent in general terms.