The Pupil Premium is additional funding allocated to schools to support disadvantaged pupils and help overcome challenges they may face, including those arising from deprivation in order to improve education outcomes. These include pupils who families are on a low income and are entitled to free school meals (FSM) and those looked after by the local authority (LAC).
A premium has also been introduced for children of armed service personnel (Service Children In Education - SCiE). This service premium is designed to support the emotional and social wellbeing of these pupils.
All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received and how this is being used. Once information is available, the impact of the funding should also be reported.