What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is funding which is additional funding to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement.
Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low income families who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals or have been within the last six years; children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and children of armed service personnel. These groups of children have been identified nationally as achieving at a lower level than children from less disadvantaged backgrounds.
The purpose of the Pupil Premium is to help schools to provide targeted support for vulnerable children. The intended effect of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment.