The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and paid by means of a specific grant based on school census figures for all pupils eligible for Free School Meals from Foundation stage to Year 11. Looked after children are also eligible for addtional Pupil Premium funding. The Pupil Premium is additional to the main school funding. It is a legal requirement to publish how we have used the premium.
Schools, Head Teachers and teachers will decide how to use the Pupil premium allocation, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils.
Source DfE website