Pupil Premium was introduced by the Government in April 2011. From September 2012, schools now receive specific funds to support students from low-income families who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) or have been at any point in the last six years (Ever 6), looked after children (CLA) and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces (SC), under the umbrella, Pupil Premium (PP).
Schools have the autonomy to spend the funds as they wish, with the aim of reducing the attainment gap between Pupil Premium and non-Pupil Premium students. The Government and governors hold schools to account with regards to the impact of this spending and all schools are required to publish this information on their website.
The date for the next Pupil Premium strategy review is Summer 2021.