What is it?
The pupil premium is a government initiative that provides additional funding to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of students from low-income families. Funding is based on students entitled to free school meals, students who are looked after and students whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.
Why has it been introduced?
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between disadvantaged children and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the students who need it most. Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit we are required to publish online information about how we have used the premium and the impact it is having.