What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is additional funding provided to publicly-funded schools in England. The grants aim is to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils. This includes pupils eligible for free school meals, pupils in the care of an English Local Authority, and pupils who left this care due to adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order, or a residence order (sometimes known as the pupil premium plus).
Early Years Pupil Premium
The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is additional funding for Early Years providers to help them improve the education they provide for disadvantaged 3 and 4 year-olds.
The Principles of Funding Allocation
The Pupil Premium is awarded solely based on whether pupils meet the eligibility criteria, not pupils’ attainment or achievement.
The Pupil Premium is not an entitlement for individual pupils, so it is not adjusted if a pupil leaves the school, with the exception of pupils who are permanently excluded.
Read more about the Pupil Premium on the gov.uk website
Also see our report on How we spend our Pupil Premium Money at St. Mark’s