What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil premium is the additional funding provided to schools by national government. It has been awarded to schools to help them 'narrow the gap' in performance that exists nationally between vulnerable pupils and their peers. The level of funding allocated to schools is based upon the number of pupils who:

  • Are currently eligible and registered for Free School Meals (FSM)
  • Have been registered for Free School Meals (FSM) in the last six years (referred to 'Ever 6')
  • Are children whose parents were in the Armed Forces (Service Children)
  • Have been in local authority care for 6 months or more (now one day or more)