Each school receives a Pupil Premium grant based on the number of eligible pupils on roll. This grant is additional funding designed to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.
Disadvantaged children include children from low-income families who were eligible for free school meals or had been looked after continuously for more than six months.
Pupil Premium was extended in April 2012 to include children who had been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years. A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the Armed Forces.