The pupil premium grant is funding to improve educational outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in state-funded schools in England.
The following groups are eligible for pupil premium:
- pupils who are recorded as eligible for free school meals, or have been recorded as eligible in the past 6 years, including eligible children of families who have no recourse to public funds (NRPF)
- children looked after by local authorities, referred to as looked-after children
- children previously looked after by a local authority or other state care, referred to as previously looked-after children
Service pupil premium is additional funding for schools with pupils who have parents serving in the armed forces.