Publicly-funded schools in England get extra funding from the government to help them improve the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.
Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds generally face extra challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as their peers.
The pupil premium grant is designed to allow schools to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and the exam results they achieve.
Schools get pupil premium funding based on the number of pupils they have in January each year, who are registered as eligible for free school meals currently or who have been registered at any point in the last 6 years. Schools receive £1,845 per eligible pupil. At Iron Acton, the total for the 2021-2022 financial year was £24,210.
Our pupil premium strategy statement contains information about how we will spend the funding this year. It also reviews expenditure for the previous year.