The Pupil Premium is Government funding, in addition to main funding and was introduced in April 2011. It 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’). It is also allocated to Looked After Children (LAC). Whilst schools are free to spend the money as they see fit, the intention of the funding is to improve the life chances of disadvantaged children by reducing the attainment gap that exists between them and children in wealthier households.
48% of pupils at Bushbury Lane Academy are entitled to pupil premium. £126,720 is the total allocated for 2019-20.