The pupil premium (introduced in 2011) gives schools extra funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils from reception to year 11 and close the gap between them and their peers.
Each year, schools receive a set amount for each primary-aged child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years.
The school aims to reduce any potential barriers children may face and produce reports and strategy statements outlining how this will be done.
For the year 2020-21, schools will receive:
- £2345 for looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority
- £310 for each pupil whose parents(s) are currently serving in the armed forces.
- £1345 for pupils eligible for free school meal