What is Pupil Premium?
In 2011-12, Pupil Premium funding was introduced to schools with an aim to increase the attainment and aspiration of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. The funding was later extended to any children who had received free school meals in the past 6 years and Looked After Children. Additional funding is also allocated to children whose parents work in the forces.
It is for schools to decide how the allocated Pupil Premium money is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made to ensure pupils reach their full potential both socially and academically.