What is the Pupil Premium Grant and what is used for?
The pupil premium grant is additional funding for schools in England whose budget is provided by the government. It is added to the school budget as extra money that can be spent on resources, activities and interventions to help school meet challenges, including costs arising as a result of supporting families living on low incomes. The government want schools to use this money to:
- improve the learning of pupils from poorer families (those who struggle with their learning and to boost the learning of those that already do well)
- to ensure that these pupils do as well as pupils with less challenges across the country