The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.
Use of Pupil Premium and Service Premium Funding
The Pupil Premium is a government grant allocated to schools, specifically to improve the achievement of a group of disadvantaged students that nationally do not perform at the same level as their peers. This group consists of students who are in receipt of free school meals (FSM), who have been in receipt of free school meals within the last six years (FSM Ever 6), who have been looked after continuously for the past 6 months (LAC) or who have been adopted from care. In addition, the school also receives a separate Service Children’s Premium, which applies to the children of parents or carers who are serving in the Armed Forces. The Service Children’s Premium is intended to support the academic and pastoral needs of Service Children.