Each year the government adds an additional amount of money to our school budget for children who are eligible for free school meals, for Children in Care and for those who are members of service families. This is known as the ‘Pupil Premium’.
With the introduction of Universal Infant Free School Meals, parents who are on certain benefits, such as Income Support, are still encouraged to apply for Free School Meals, to enable their children to qualify for the Pupil Premium.
At Millbrook School, this money is particularly used to in the staffing line of the budget to enable more support to be given to the qualifying children, whether this be in general or specific programmes of study. A more detailed report on the expenditure can be found below along with our policy.