The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
The funding ensures that money reaches the students who need it most. Gaps in achievement between those who are eligible for FSM and those who are not should be kept to an absolute minimum or eradicated.
Disadvantaged students are those which are in receipt of the Pupil Premium via FSM eligibility or because they are designated as Children Looked After (CLA).
Further information regarding Pupil Premium Funding can be found here.