What is the pupil premium?
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. The funding is provided in addition to the school’s main funding and is intended to help disadvantaged pupils to ‘close the gap’ and raise attainment and improve progress.
Children who are eligible include:
- Pupils who have been registered for Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years;
- Pupils who have been looked after continuously for more than six months;
- Children of armed services personnel.
In the 2021-22 financial year, schools will receive the following funding:
|Disadvantaged pupils||Pupil premium per pupil|
|Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as Ever 6 free school meals (FSM)||£1,345|
|Pupils in years 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM||£955|
|Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority||£2,345|
|Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order||£2,345|