Introduction: What is Pupil Premium?
Schools receive a payment, or Pupil Premium, for each child who is registered for free school meals (or have ever been in the last six years – referred to as ‘Ever 6’ FSM) or those who have been in continuous care for six months or more, or who are post adoption (post LAC). There is also a payment for some children of service personnel (The Service Premium). These payments are made to schools in order to address any inequalities there may be between these pupils and their peers.
The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
Pupil premium funding is available to:
- local authority maintained schools, including special schools and pupil referral units (PRUs)
- voluntary-sector alternative provision (AP), with local authority agreement
- special schools not maintained by the local authority (NMSS)
- academies and free schools, including special and AP academies
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