What is Pupil Premuim?"The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support… pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers.
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.The Government believes that head teachers and school leaders should decide how to use the Pupil Premium. They are held accountable for the decisions they make…"
(Taken from the Department of Education Website)For more information about Pupil Premium visit the DfE website.