Pupil Premium funding was introduced by the Government in order to address the attainment gap between different groups of pupils. The money is sent to schools based in the numbers of pupils in the school who eligible for free school meals (FSM), are in care (CLA) or, from 2012, whose parents are in the Armed Forces. From 2012-13, this has been expanded to include all children who have been eligible for FSM in the last 6 years. This money is allocated to initiatives to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially.
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