Pupil Premium is an additional government grant, which is added to the main funding that schools recieve in their annual budget. Pupil Premium is allocated to pupils who are currently registered for free school meals or who have recieved free school meals or who have received free school meals at any time in the last 6 years. The funding for these children is £1,320 per year. Children who have parents in the forces are allocated £300 a year. Any 'looked after children' are allocated £1,900.
The aim of Pupil Premium funding is to support eligable children who may be vulnerable to underacheivement and address any attainment gaps. As well as focusing on academic endevours. It may also be appropriate to provide support to nurturetheir well being and provide these children with a variety of enriching experiences.