Publicly-funded schools in England get extra funding from the government to help them improve the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils. These are pupils who are, or who previously been, eligible for Free School Meals, children who are or have previously been in care and children who are from service families.
In the North Cotswolds Schools Federation:
We are outward looking and are continually reviewing and updating our offer to all children. The pupil premium strategy allows us to identify any barriers to learning and plan actions to overcome these barriers.