Pupil Premium

Additional funding to schools

Pupil Premium

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

Pupil premium funding is available to:

  • Local-authority-maintained schools, including special schools, pupil referral units (PRUs), and voluntary-sector alternative provision (AP)
  • Special schools not maintained by the local authority (NMSS)
  • Academies and free schools, including special and AP academies