The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.
A school will receive extra funding for children who are presently or have in the previous 6 years been in receipt of Free School Meals.
There also are Pupil Premium payments for children who are placed in the care of their local authority (this is accessed via Kent County Council), children who have been adopted or children who have a Special Guardianship Order.
Additionally, a smaller Pupil Premium payment is made for children who have a parent or step-parent who is or has in the previous 6 years been a full time member of the Armed Services. Sadly, if a serving parent has died whilst in service the schools their child attend will receive Service Pupil Premium until that child is 18.
Service Pupil Premium is targeted to help schools mitigate against the impact of mobility and deployment of a service parent.
Please click the link below to read an account of how this money is used at Cheriton Primary School.
For additional information on Pupil Premium please visit the Government website by clicking here.