The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England since April 2011, to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
The government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their peers. This ensures that funding to tackle disadvantage, reaches the pupils who need it the most.
The funding is available to both mainstream and non-mainstream schools, like special schools and pupil referral units.
A Pupil Premium of £1,320 is allocated to schools for each pupil that has been registered for Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years.
In addition, schools will also receive £1,900 for each looked-after pupil who has been looked after for 1 day or more, was adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005, or left care under a special guardianship order or a residence order.
A Service Premium (£300) is available for children whose parents are currently or have served (in the last 3 years) in the Armed Forces.
Details of how Elizabeth Woodville spends the Pupil Premium allocation can be found in the report below.