What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium (PP) is a government grant which schools are expected to use to close the attainment gap between students from disadvantaged backgrounds and those who aren't. Schools are held to account for their use of this grant. The funding is allocated to schools based on their number of pupils who have been in receipt of free school meals (FSM) at any point in the past 6 years (£935 per child), pupils who have been continuously looked after for the past six months (£1900 per child), pupils who are adopted from care (£1,900) or for children whose parents are serving in the armed forces or in receipt of a pension from the MoD (£300 per child). For more information about pupil premium go to: www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium