Pupil Premium is additional funding for schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
Pupil Premium is additional funding provided in order to raise the attainment of pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM), children entitled to FSM any time over the last 6 years, looked after children and children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces, or who have in the last 3 years.
Schools will also receive Pupil Premium allocation for each pupil who has left local-authority care because of one of the following reasons:
- A special guardianship order
- A child arrangements order
- A residence order
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 will attract funding. Children who have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more also attract pupil premium funding.