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:
We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils. This includes children who belong to groups that could be at risk of making limited progress, including those who might be disadvantaged in one way or another.
We realise that not all children who are eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant are disadvantaged. Equally, we recognise that some children who are not eligible for the grant do, indeed, suffer social disadvantage. So we don’t use eligibility for the grant as the way to decide whether or not support is provided.
Below are reports relating to the Pupil Premium Grant. They describe income and expenditure and contain information about the attainment of eligible children compared with others.