The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.
Schools receive the funding for each pupil:
- registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years
- who has been in local-authority care for 1 day or more
- identified in the January school census as having left local-authority care as a result of one of the following:
- a special guardianship order
- a child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)
- identified as being a ‘service child’ at any point in the last 6 years, this means:
- one of their parents is serving in the regular armed forces
- they have been registered as a ‘service child’ in the school census at any point in the last 6 years
- one of their parents died whilst serving in the armed forces and the pupil receives a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme or the War Pensions Scheme
- pupils with a parent who is on full commitment as part of the full time reserve service are classed as service children
If you believe your child is eligible for Pupil Premium but you have not registered, you can access information on how to do so here.
Year 7 Catch Up Premium
The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives state-funded schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).