The Pupil Premium is additional funding paid to schools in respect of their disadvantaged pupils. These are pupils who:
- have been registered for free schools meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years
- is a child of a member of the serving forces (or has been in the last 4 years
- have been looked after for one day or more
- are adopted
- leave care under a Special Guardianship Order or a Residence Order
Schools receive this funding to support these eligible pupils and narrow the attainment gap between them and their peers.
For more information on pupil premium funding and DfE guidance visit the GOV.UK website -