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Last reviewed on 24 January 2022
School types: Maintained, Special, Academy · School phases: Primary, Secondary
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Purpose of the pupil premium

The pupil premium is additional funding given to maintained schools and academies to help raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.  

It's also used to support pupils with parents in the regular armed forces - this part of it is known as the service pupil premium.

The grant may be spent:

  • For the educational benefit of pupils registered at your school or at other maintained schools or academies
  • On community services that benefit pupils at your school 

Eligibility and amount per pupil for 2021-22

The annual grants for financial year 2021-22 are: 

‘Ever 6’ FSM pupils are those that have been recorded as eligible for FSM at any point since January 2015.