Pupil premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils.
School leaders are best placed to assess their pupils’ needs and use the funding to improve attainment, drawing on evidence of effective practice. It is up to school leaders to decide how to spend the pupil premium.
Who is eligible for Pupil Premium?
- Pupils who are eligible for free school meals, or have been eligible in the past 6 years.
- Pupils who have been adopted from care or have left care
- Children who are looked after by the local authority
If you are not sure whether your child is eligible, please contact the school office who will be happy to help you.