The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to support the education of students who have been registered for Free School Meals at any point over a six year period.
The funding is aimed at raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and to close the gap between them and their peers. The funding is calculated on the number of students who have been registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in a six year period (Ever 6) and any student who has been in care for six months or longer.
Year 7 Catch Up Premium Grant
The Government has made a commitment to provide additional funding to schools for each Year 7 pupil who did not achieve at least Level 4 in the Key Stage 2 national curriculum tests in reading and/or mathematics. The purpose of this funding is to enable schools to deliver additional support, such as individual tuition or intensive support in small groups, for those pupils that most need it.
A PDF copy of the Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2016/17 is available to download here