The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. The Pupil Premium is rising to £1.875 billion in 2013-14, with schools attracting £900 per disadvantaged child.
This section provides information for teaching staff and others about disadvantage and the Pupil Premium programme. Information published here will include approaches, strategies and evidence to help schools address current inequalities and to effectively raise the attainment of children from disadvantaged families.
An introduction to the Pupil Premium.
General article 25 April 2013
Information on the Pupil Premium Awards 2013.
Multi-page article 17 April 2013
An overview of issues affecting children from poorer backgrounds, highlighting the correlation between wealth and achievement at school.
General article 25 February 2013
Additional information and resources for schools, aimed at raising the attainment of pupils from low income families.
General article 18 February 2013