Pupil premium funding was introduced by the Government to support disadvantaged pupils (defined initially by their eligibility for Free School Meals at any time in the last six years). The funding, £935 per pupil, aims to enable schools to take their most effective actions to improve outcomes for disadvantaged pupils and eliminate the gap in performance between pupils from backgrounds with different levels of wealth. Park View Academy is allocated an amount each April by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (EFSA), depending on the number of disadvantaged pupils on roll as at the January 2019 census. For the academic year 2019/20, the PVA Pupil Premium Grant is £186,120. It is then for Park View Academy to decide how this money is best spent to have the maximum impact on overall pupil achievement and experience. We also receive separate funding for Looked After Children – children defined in the Children Act 1989 as children who are in the care of, or provided with accommodation by an English local authority. This funding is monitored separately by the SENDCo.