The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
You can download our Pupil Premium Analyses and 2015-16 commentary below. The Plan for the 2016-17 Pupil Premium can be seen within 2016 commentary. You can also find further information at the Department for Education link.