The Government introduced pupil premium funding to provide schools with additional funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils from Reception to Year 11. This funding is paid to schools with the understanding that they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need and to enable schools deploy funds in such a way as to narrow the attainment gap.
Funds are allocated on the basis of the number of pupils receiving free school meals or children of service personnel.
Pupil Premium Plus
This relates to children looked after (CLA) and those who are no longer looked after due to adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order. This is provided to schools to facilitate the support identified either through the Personal Education Plan (PEP) or by the school.