Pupil Premium

As part of the way in which the Government funds schools, there is an allocation of money called “The Pupil Premium”. Pupil Premium is additional funding, provided to schools to support specific groups of children who may be in danger of under-attaining. There are three categories of children who qualify for Pupil Premium Funding:

  • Children who have been eligible for free school meals within the last six years;
  •  Looked After Children;
  • Armed Forces Children

There is no set guidance on the way in which this funding should be allocated. It is up to individual schools to determine their own priorities and decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made. The government requires schools to publish online information about how they have used the Premium.


Please click on the following documents to view further information:

Impact of Pupil Premium Funding 2016/2017

Pupil Premium Spending Plan 2017-2018