As part of the way in which the Government funds schools, there is an allocation of money called “The Pupil Premium”. Pupil Premium is additional funding provided to schools and there are three categories of children who qualify for Pupil Premium Funding:
- Children who have been eligible for free school meals within the last six years;
- Looked After Children;
- Armed Forces Children
There is no set guidance on the way in which this funding should be allocated. It is up to individual schools to determine their own priorities and decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made. The government requires schools to publish online information about how they have used the Premium.
Click below for further information: