Since 2011-12, schools have been allocated "Pupil Premium Funding". The Department for Education (DfE) requires schools to publish information about how they plan to use the Pupil Premium grant.
The terms of the grant are very broad. The grant is allocated in two parts which are:
- Pupil premium for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) in any of the previous six years and service children in maintained schools
- Pupil premium for looked after children and pupils eligible for FSM in any of the previous six years in non-mainstream settings