The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. The funding is for children from low-income families who were eligible for free school meals, looked after children and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces. The purpose of this funding is to help schools narrow the attainment gap that exists between pupils from disadvantaged and those from more affluent backgrounds.
COVID-19 Catch-up Premium
Each primary school has been allocated £80 per pupil as a one-off allocation for the academic year 2020 to 2021 to ensure that those identified as having fallen behind in their learning and development get the best possible support to help compensate for lost learning during the COVID-19 closure of schools.