What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals, those looked after by the local authority and the children of armed service personnel.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. (DFE website)
All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received and details of how it is intended that the allocation will be spent. Schools are also required to report on details of how the previous academic year’s allocation was spent, and the effect of this expenditure on the educational attainment of those pupils at the school in respect of whom grant funding was allocated.