Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is extra funding provided to schools in the UK to help improve the education and opportunities for children who may need additional support. The aim of Pupil Premium is to narrow the achievement gap between disadvantaged students and their peers.

The Pupil Premium is given to schools based on the number of children they have who are eligible for free school meals or who have been in care. This funding is meant to be used by schools to provide extra support and resources to help these students thrive academically and socially.

Schools have the flexibility to decide how to best use the Pupil Premium funding, as they know their students’ needs the most. They may choose to provide extra teaching assistants or specialist staff to give personalised attention to pupils, offer additional educational programs, or purchase resources like books, technology, or equipment.

The main goal of Pupil Premium is to ensure that all children, regardless of their background, have an equal chance to succeed in their education. It helps schools create a supportive and inclusive environment, where every child can reach their full potential.