Introduction to Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium funding is given to schools to offer targeted support

What is Pupil Premium?

  • Pupil Premium is given to schools to offer support to raise a child's achievement
  • For children who are entitled to free school meals, looked after children and those with parents in the Armed Forces
  • How it is spent depends on needs of the child
  • The interventions are chosen by the school and can be arts based e.g. an artist in residence
  • Ofsted will ask how it was spent and about impact

Find out more:

Sutton Trust and EEF have developed a toolkitaccessible summary of educational research which provides guidance for teachers and schools on how to use their resources to improve the attainment of disadvantaged pupils’.

Getting the most out of the pupil premium from The Guardian Teacher Network

/LEAN information page on early years pupil premium can be found here

Ofsted 2013 report The pupil premium: how schools used the funding

If you have any more information on pupil premium or if you are running an arts project/ programme funded by pupil premium- we'd love to hear about it.

This an introduction; it is always wise to do your own research and let us know if you find more resources and information.


Elsewhere on

This post is part of our information section: Working in schools 

/LEAN information page on early years pupil premium can be found here