What is Pupil Premium?
Since 2011, the Pupil Premium has been the Government’s principal strategy to help schools improve the learning and opportunities of disadvantaged pupils, reducing the attainment gap and in doing so, reduce educational inequality.
Pupil Premium includes children who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the past 6 years (the Ever 6 measure) and children who have left the care system through adoption, residence orders or special guardianship orders. Additionally, the Service Premium grant is for pupils who have a parent serving in the armed services
Pupil Premium is £985 per FSM Ever 6 secondary pupil and £2,410 for Children Looked After and Post CLA (adopted). The Service Premium is £320 per pupil.
The Department for Education has recently published a document on the Pupil Premium for 2022-2023 and the conditions of the grant which is available to view here.