Pupil Premium (and Coronavirus Catch-Up Premium)

What is Pupil Premium?

Initially, Pupil Premium was funding, provided by the government, to address underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers. Since its introduction in 2011 – 2012 it now is allocated to schools who have:

  • Pupils who are eligible for free school meals, or have been eligible in the past 6 years
  • Pupils who have been adopted from care or have left care
  • Children who are looked after by the local authority

Service Pupil Premium is additional funding for schools, but it is not based on disadvantage. Schools receive Service Pupil Premium for every pupil with a parent who:

  • is serving in HM Forces
  • has retired on a pension from the Ministry of Defence

How should schools spend Pupil Premium?

The DfE states that it is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent as they recognise that we are, ‘best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility’. (DfE April 2012) Schools must spend the grant for the educational benefit of their eligible pupils. The grant can be spent on services that benefit pupils at the school or their families, in the locality in which the school is situated.
Pupil Premium Statement for 2021 – 2022

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Pupil Premium Strategy Statement for 2020 – 2021