What is the pupil premium funding for?
The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.
In the 2020 to 2021 financial year, schools will receive funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years. This academic year schools will receive £1,345 for each pupil in reception year to year 6.
Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order, will receive £2,345 per pupil.
Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence, will receive £300 per pupil.