Pupil Premium funding is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
The Pupil Premium was at first allocated to children from low income families who were known to be eligible for free school meals and children who had been looked after continuously for more than six months, however this was later extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever6 Free School Meals Measure). Pupil Premium is also allocated to children who have been in care, those who are adopted and children of service personnel.
It is for schools to decide on how the pupil premium, allocated to schools per free schools meal pupil, is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupil within their responsibility
To view how the Pupil Premium allocation will be spent in the 2017-18 academic year and the impact of the spending, please click on the links below: