The pupil premium was introduced by the Government in 2011 and is additional funding given to schools to help them raise the achievement of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
The Government believes that schools should decide how the Pupil Premium is allocated and spent, since it is felt that they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. Schools are required to publish online information about how they have used the Premium.
Since announcing the Pupil Premium, the Government has extended its reach to cover any child that has been registered for FSM in the past six years. This is known as the ‘Ever 6’ model.
Most schools with primary-age pupils receive the PE and sport premium in the academic year 2018 to 2019, including:
schools maintained by the local authority
special schools (for children with special educational needs or disabilities)
non-maintained special schools (schools for children with special educational needs that the Secretary of State for Education has approved under section 342 of the Education Act 1996)
pupil referral units (PRUs provide education for children who can’t go to a mainstream school)
Covid Catch up
Please click here for our Covid catch up premium report.