What is Pupil Premium?
The pupil premium was introduced by the Government in April 2011 and is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers.
Who is eligible for Pupil Premium?
In the 2015 to 2016 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:
- £1,320 for primary-aged pupils
- £935 for secondary-aged pupils
Schools will also receive £1,900 for each looked-after pupil who:
- has been looked after for 1 day or more
- was adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005, or left care under:
- a special guardianship order
- a residence order
Schools will also receive £300 for each pupil who has a parent serving in the armed forces.
More information about Pupil Premium funding can be found on the government website:
Evaluation of Pupil Premium Spending