Pupil Premium Explained

Pupil Premium is funding provided to schools which is additional to main school funding.

It is allocated according to the number of pupils on-roll who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), a smaller amount allocated according to the number of children of service families, and an allocation for each pupil who has been ‘Looked After’ (in care) for 6 months or more. In 2012, funding was extended to include pupils who have been eligible for free school meals within the past 6 years.

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

COVID-19 Catch-up Premium Explained

This provides schools with funding to help mitigate the effects of the unique disruption caused by coronavirus (COVID-19). The grant will only be available for the 2020-2021 academic year.


Our Pupil Premium reports will be reviewed annually, taking place next in September 2023.