Pupil Premium is additional government funding provided to schools to support particular groups of children. Although schools can determine the ways in which this funding is spent, it must be used to have the greatest impact on reducing or removing barriers to learning for the eligible pupils. The following groups can access Pupil Premium funding:
- Children currently entitled to or claiming Free School Meals or those who have claimed in the previous 6 years - Pupil Premium (does not include Universal Free School Meals).
- Children who are adopted, in care or who have been in care in the last 6 years - Pupil Premium Plus.
- Children whose parents who currently serve in the Armed Forces or have served in the last 5 years - Services Premium.