What is it?
Pupil Premium was introduced; by the coalition Government in April 2011 to provide additional funding for disadvantaged pupils.
- Pupil Premium money is linked to individual pupils.
- Pupil Premium plus funding is given to any child who has been in local authority care for more than 1 day or those children who have been adopted.
- The pupil premium is paid to schools as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need.
- Ofsted inspections report on how schools’ use of the funding affects the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils
(Department for Education, 2013)