The Pupil Premium is part of the school’s budget that is specifically to provide funding for two government policies:
- raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their potential; and
- supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces.
The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools based on the number of eligible pupils. This includes children who have been eligible for Free School Meals at any time in the last six years, looked-after children and those who have been adopted. There is also an allocation for the children of families in the armed services.