What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. The allocation is based on the number of pupils who receive – or have received – free school meals. This is based on research showing that children from low income families may perform less well at school than their peers. It is for schools to use national research, information about best practice, and monitoring and evaluation within their own schools, to identify barriers to learning for these pupils and employ the funding effectively to minimise these barriers and maximise pupils' progress.