The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. In 2011–12 schools were allocated Pupil Premium funding for children from low-income families who were eligible for free school meals or had been looked after continuously for more than six months. From April 2012 the Pupil Premium was extended to include children who had been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years.
In 2012–13 schools were allocated a total of £1.25 billion funding for children from low-income families who were eligible for free school meals, looked after children and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces.
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Our aim is to ensure that children in receipt of Pupil Premium funding achieve in line with, or exceed, the children not in receipt of this funding. Our aspiration is that gaps in the progress and achievement between groups of children will be reduced and that both groups of children achieve equally as well.