Pupil Premium Funding
The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
Allocation and Funding
Schools receive £1,345 for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years and £2345 for any pupils who are in, or have been adopted from, local authority care.
Purpose of Funding
Schools must use the funding to raise the attainment and improve the progress of disadvantaged pupils both in comparison to their peers and, to all pupils nationally. Headteachers are free to choose the most effective ways of achieving this within their school.