Pupil premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils. The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools to work with pupils who fall into the following categories below:
- Eligible for Free Schools Meals (FSM) in the last six years; or
- Looked after continuously for 1 day or more
- Adopted from care
- Children of Armed Forces personnel
Why has it been introduced?
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium grant, which is in addition to the main school budget, is the best way to address the underlying inequalities between pupils eligible for free school meals and their peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.Pupil Premium Strategy Plan 2022-2023