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Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional funding paid to schools for identified groups of pupils for two purposes:

  • Raising the attainment of disavantaged pupils and closing the gap with their peers; and
  • Supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces


The aims of the funding are as follows:

  • To reduce the attainment gap between the highest and lowest achieving pupils nationally
  • To increase social mobility
  • To enable more pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to get to the top universities
  • To provide additional resource to schools to do this
  • To support looked after children and post - LAC


Who is the funding for?

  • Children currently receiving Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years
  • Current Children Looked After (CLA)
  • Children who leave care on an order or 'post LAC'
  • Children whose parents are Armed Forces Service Personnel


Early Years Pupil Premium

The Early Years Pupil Premium:

  • Gives all early years providers up to £300 (paid hourly) in order to provide the best possible education to the most disadvantaged children
  • Give guaranteed additional funding to all providers who take the most disadvantaged children; and
  • together with the two year old entitlement, it will encourage more of the best providers to expand into disadvantaged areas.


The Service Premium

  • Historically this group have achieved very well in school
  • The Service Premium can be used to support emotional and social well-being. Traditionally this has been funded from the school's own budget
  • Schools will be able to use this money to fund additional pastoral care

For the latest information and levels of funding please visit:


Schools might want to consider the approach set out below for reporting how Pupil Premium funding has been spent. The suggested approach reports in three key areas: context, provision and impact.


Self Evaluation and factors to consider when raising the attainment of pupils who are supported by the Pupil premium.

The documents below can be used to support auditing current practice and setting priorities for future improvement.