The ‘Pupil Premium’ grant is funding provided to help schools support specific groups of children who may be in danger of making less progress than others. Its aim is to ‘close the gap’ between how well children from low-income and other disadvantaged families do compared to their peers. How much pupil premium funding a school receives is determined by the number of children:
- Eligible for free school meals (FSM)
- With parents who serve in the armed forces
- Adopted from care
- In local authority care.