Pupil Premium

What is it?

Pupil Premium was introduced; by the coalition Government in April 2011 to provide additional funding for disadvantaged pupils.

Key facts

  • 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)