What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011, and paid by means of a specific grant per child based on school census figures for pupils who have been registered as eligible for FSM during the past six years (known as the Ever 6 Free School Meals measure). This is for pupils in primary schools and is additional to main school funding.
Pupil Premium Plus is granted for children in care (CiC), also described as Looked After Children (LAC), including those in foster care, or for those who have been adopted from care, or are under a guardianship order.
A premium is also given for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces, which is designed to address the emotional and social wellbeing of these pupils.