Publicly-funded schools in England get extra funding from the government to help them improve the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils. The pupil premium grant is designed to allow schools to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and the exam results they achieve.
Eligibility and Funding
Schools get pupil premium funding based on the number of eligible pupils they have in January each year from the following groups:
Free school meals - Schools get £1,300 for every primary age pupil who claims free school meals, or who has claimed free school meals in the last 6 years. To see if you are elibigle for free school meals please click on the following link: https://www.wigan.gov.uk/Resident/Benefit-Grants/Free-school-meals.aspx
Looked-after and previously looked-after children - Schools get £2,345 for every pupil who has left local authority care through adoption, a special guardianship order or child arrangements order.
Service Premium - This is not part of the pupil premium as the rules to attract the service premium are different. Schools get £310.00 for every pupil with a parent who is either serving in HM Forces or has retired on a pension from the Ministry of Defence. The funding is to help with pastoral support.