What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil premium funding is a national initiative, designed to raise attainment for all disadvantaged pupils.
‘Closing the attainment gap between disadvantaged children and their peers is the greatest challenge facing English schools. The gap is stubborn because its causes are entrenched and complex, and most lie beyond the control of schools and educators. However, it is clear that schools can make a difference. In England, the gap has closed in both primary and secondary schools since the introduction of the Pupil Premium, and in every part of the country schools have demonstrated how great teaching and careful planning can make a huge impact on the outcomes of disadvantaged children.’
Education Endowment Foundation – The EEF Guide to Pupil Premium funding