The Pupil Premium Grant provides funding for two policies:
- raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their potential
- supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces
The pupil premium gives schools extra funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils from reception to year 11.
In the 2020 to 2021 financial year, pupil premium funding is:
- £1,345 per pupil of primary school age
- £2,345 per pupil for each post looked after children
- £310 per pupil of primary school who is a service child
School accountability for the pupil premium
The pupil premium is paid to schools as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need.
Ofsted inspections report on how schools’ use of the funding affects the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.
Schools are also held to account through performance tables, which include data on:
- The attainment of the pupils who attract the funding
- The progress made by these pupils
- The gap in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and their peers