The pupil premium grant is additional funding allocated to schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged children and diminish the difference between them and their peers. The grant is used to help improve the progress and attainment of these children so that they can reach their full potential.
Children who are entitled to this funding fall into the following categories:
Ever 6 free school meals
Children who are known to have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years. It does not include children who receive universal infant free school meals but would not have otherwise received free lunches.
Looked after children
Children who are in the care of or provided with accommodation by the Local Authority.
Post-looked after children
Children who were looked after by the Local Authority immediately before being adopted, or who left Local Authority care on a special guardianship order or child arrangements order.
Ever 6 service children
Children with a parent serving in the regular armed forces, who have been registered as a ‘service child’ at any point in the last 6 years, or those in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence because one of their parents died while serving in the armed forces.