The Pupil Premium is additional funding allocated to publicly funded schools in England on behalf of students who are considered, for one of a range of social, emotional or financial reasons, to be disadvantaged. The funding is designed to help schools ensure they raise the attainment of these students and ensure that disadvantaged students are able to progress as well as students who are not.
It is important to note that Pupil Premium funding is not intended to be an individual 'account' per student. Rather, schools take an overview of their whole Pupil Premium budget and the needs of all Pupil Premium students, then direct key strategies to help raise progress and attainment levels amongst Pupil Premium students. It is only by using the money as one budget that high cost support, e.g. staffing for one-to-one or small group tuition can be funded.