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. Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to allow them to work with children who are registered for free school meals, are looked after children, or are children of service personnel.
Pupil premium funding is available to:
In the 2017 to 2018 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each pupil registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years:
Schools also receive £1,900 for each pupil who has left local-authority care because of 1 of the following:
If a pupil has been registered as eligible for free school meals and has also left local-authority care for any of the reasons above, they attract the £1,900 rate.