The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. It is designed to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers. Schools receive the funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM), those who have received free school meals in the past (Ever 6 or Pupil premium) and for Looked After Children (children who are, or have been, in care), and for the children of Armed Forces personnel.
In the 2022/23 financial year, schools receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point during the last six years:
- £1,385 for pupils in Reception to Year 6
- £2,410 for any child in care or who has spent one day or more in care in the past.
The grant received by Orford CEVAP School during 22/23 will be £13850.