What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools in order to support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers.
Who is eligible?
The pupil premium for 2020 to 2021 will include pupils recorded in the January 2021 school census who are known to have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) in any of the previous six years (ie since summer 2015).
Pupils recorded as being looked after by an English or Welsh local authority immediately before being adopted, or who left local authority care on a special guardianship order or child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order). These are collectively referred to as post-LAC in these conditions of grant.
Each secondary aged pupil is allocated £935
Schools also receive £2,300 for each pupil who:
- has been looked after for 1 day or more
- has been adopted from care
- has left care under: •a special guardianship order
- a residence order
- a child arrangement order
Ever 6 Service Children who have ever been on record receive £300 each.
Children on the school role at the annual census who have been on FSM in the last six years will also gain extra funding for the school.