What is Pupil Premium?

Introduced in April 2011, the aim of the Pupil Premium is to raise achievement among disadvantaged children. It provides additional funding to schools for children of low-income families who are eligible for free schools meals, and is designed to ensure those children benefit from the same educational opportunities as pupils from wealthier families. There is also a separate Service Premium for children with parents in the Armed Forces. Every school is legally required to formally report how this funding has been used and the outcomes that have been achieved.