Pupil premium is additional funding passed to schools from the government, it was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated in order for schools to support their disadvantaged children and close the attainment gap between them and their peers.
Pupil premium is calculated in 3 ways, the bulk of funding is derived from the Ever 6 element that relates to any pupil that is currently or has been registered for free school meals in the previous 6 years. The other streams of funding relate to any pupil that has been adopted from care, or looked after in care, with the final element for any pupil that has one or more parent who is serving or has served in the armed forces for the previous 3 years or this year (Ever 4).
Rates of funding:
Ever 6 formula: £1320
Looked after pupils: £2300
Service pupils: £300