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.
Pupil premium funding is available to both mainstream and non-mainstream schools, such as special schools and pupil referral units.
Funding for 2016 to 2017
In the 2016 to 2017 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:
- £1,320 for pupils in reception year to year 6
- £935 for pupils in year 7 to year 11
Schools will also receive £1,900 for each pupil who has left local-authority care because of 1 of the following:
- a special guardianship order
- a child arrangements order
- a residence order
Identifying disadvantaged pupils
We use eligibility for free school meals as the main measure of deprivation at pupil level.
For the academic year 2016 to 2017, we provide all schools with a list of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years.
This data will allow you to identify the pupils who have previously attracted pupil premium funding so you can target support accurately. The data can also help you estimate how much pupil premium funding you will be allocated for budget planning purposes.
Further details about Pupil Premium are available on the Department for Education site.
Pupil Premium Grant Spending and Impact 2015-2016 - Download
Pupil Premium budget allocations 2016-17 - download
Pupil Premium Impact Interim Report October 2015-Download
Pupil Premium Grant Spending and Impact 2014-2015 - Download