Pupil Premium and Disadvantaged Pupil Achievement Using the Annual Pupil Premium Grant

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England.

It’s designed to help disadvantaged pupils of all abilities perform better, and close the gap between them and their peers.

In the 2022 to 2023 financial year, schools receive the following funding for each pupil registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years:

  • £1,385 for pupils in reception to year 6

Schools receive £2,410 for any pupil:

  • identified as having left local authority care as a result of:
    • adoption
    • a special guardianship order
    • a child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)
  • who has been in local authority care for 1 day or more
  • recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left local authority care)

For pupils who attract the £2,410 rate, the virtual school head of the local authority that looks after the pupil will manage the funding.

Please click on the links below to access  information regarding Pupil Premium:

Pupil Premium Policy

DfE Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2022-2023