Pupil Premium funding was introduced in April 2011 and continues to be allocated in 2021. The funding is used to help diminish the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers. It is provided to schools in addition to their main funding and is allocated according to the number of pupils of compulsory school age who fit the eligibility criteria. Each category attracts a different amount of funding. Pupils will receive pupil premium funding if they are recorded as ‘ever 6’ free school meal (FSM), Looked After Children (LAC) Post LAC and the children of service families.