The Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
Pupil Premium Funding
The Pupil Premium is additional government funding provided to schools to help close the attainment gap between pupils from low-income households and their peers. It aims to help overcome challenges that pupils might have in terms of language and communication skills, attendance, punctuality and self-confidence.
Schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as:
eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years (including eligible children of families with no recourse to public funds)
has been looked after for 1 day or more
has been adopted from care
has left care under: a special guardianship order, a residence order or a child arrangement order.