Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools and academies to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. It was first introduced in April 2011. Since then the amount schools receive has increased. Schools receive funding based on the number of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years.
FUNDING ALLOCATION FOR 2019-20
- £1,320 for each eligible primary aged pupil
- £1,800 for each Looked After Child – the school has to apply to the Local Authority for this