Pupil Premium Grant


The pupil premium grant is funding to improve educational outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in state-funded schools in England. 

The Pupil Premium Grant commenced in 2011 as a government initiative to raise achievement amongst disadvantaged children by providing additional per pupil funding on top of the existing funding provided to schools. The funding targets extra money at pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds which research shows underachieve compared to their non-disadvantaged peers. The premium is provided in order to support these pupils in reaching their full potential. The government uses pupils entitled to Free School Meals as an indicator for deprivation, and have deployed a fixed amount of money to schools per pupil based on the number of pupils registered for Free School Meals. At Bradley Primary School, we use the indicator of those eligible for Free School Meals as our target children to ‘narrow the gap’ regarding attainment, using assessment data used to track the progress of pupils who receive the pupil premium compared with their peers and National levels.