The pupil premium 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.
In the 2016 to 2017 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered.
£1,320 for primary-aged pupils
£935 for secondary-aged pupils
Schools also receive £1,900 for each pupil who:
- 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, a child arrangement order.
The pupil premium is paid to schools as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need. (Source www.gov.uk website).
Schools are held to account through performance tables, which include data on:
- the attainment of the pupils who attract the funding
- the progress made by these pupils
- the gap in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and their peers