The Pupil Premium is a grant given to schools to support children who may be vulnerable to under-achievement. Schools receive funding for each child who is eligible. A child is eligible for funding if there are, or ever have been, ‘Looked after children’ (LAC) or if they currently receive free school meals or have received free school meals at any time within the last six years (Ever 6 FSM).
Currently, schools receive £1,320 for each pupil in Reception to Year 6 who is currently receiving free school meals or who is identified as ‘Ever 6 FSM’. Schools receive £1,900 for each ‘Looked after child’.
Schools must publish pupil premium data, including the amount the school is currently receiving, as well as setting out how the pupil premium funding will be spent and the impact it is having on the attainment of eligible and other pupils.