Pupil Premium

Introduced in 2011, the pupil premium is a sum of money given to schools
each year by the Government to improve the attainment of
disadvantaged children

This is based on research showing that children from low income families
perform less well at school than their peers. Often, children who are
entitled to pupil premium face challenges such as poor language and
communication skills, lack of confidence and issues with attendance and
punctuality. The pupil premium is intended to directly benefit the children
who are eligible, helping to narrow the gap between them and their

Schools can choose how to spend their pupil premium money, as they are
best placed to identify what would be of most benefit to the children who
are eligible