What is it?
Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools with the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low income families. The amount of funding allocated to each school is based on the number of children who are registered for free school meals and children who have been in care for more than 6 months.
The government provides Pupil Premium funding in addition to main school funding to support schools in addressing underlying inequalities between disadvantaged pupils and their wealthier peers.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit but are required to publish information