What is the Pupil Premium?

The pupil premium is an additional government grant to schools which is targeted at improving the academic achievement of the following groups of learners:

  • Looked after Children - pupils/students who are in the care of the local authority for longer than 6 months
  • Children of parents serving in the Armed Forces
  • Children who qualify or who have qualified for Free School Meals at some point within the past 6 years (not the same as Universal Infant Free School Meals)