The Pupil Premium is government funding to provide additional resources for children who currently receive Free School Meals or who have received them in the past 6 years. Looked After Children (LAC) receive extra funding as do Post Looked After Children (children who are looked after immediately before being adopted, or who were placed on a special guardianship or residence order immediately after being looked after).

A premium was also introduced in 2012-13 for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces or who have served in the armed forces within the past 3 years. From September 2014 this was extended to those children with parents who have served in the past 4 years. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well‐being of these students.

The amount allocated for each child is as follows:

  Free school meals Looked After Children (LAC) / Post LAC Service children
2022-23 £985 £2410 £320