Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

The pupil premium grant was introduced in April 2011. It is a government fund allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years. Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.

Research shows that pupils from deprived backgrounds may well underachieve compared to their more affluent peers.

“Equity is not the same as equality. It means schools doing more for some children than others in order to create a more level playing field. Recognising that some children have a very narrow experience outside school and providing them with additional opportunities is an important step in ensuring that they can make the most of their educational opportunities.”


Sir John Dunford

(TES, January 2016)

Information regarding the recovery funding is documented within the funding overview section of the Pupil Premium Strategy 2021-22.