Pupil Premium

Introduced in 2011, the pupil premium is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to improve the attainment of disadvantaged children.

Schools are given a pupil premium for:

  • Children who have qualified for free school meals at any point in the past six years.
  • Children who are or have been looked after under local authority care for more than one day.
  • Children from service families who receive a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.

For the latest Pupil Premium Import Click here

In the Spring 2013 upgrade ESS introduced a tick box to the Student record in Section 9 – Additional Information so that schools can record which of their pupils received pupil premium.

Please note this field is not included in the Spring Census collection.  The Spring Census collects the three elements that contribute towards Pupil Premium as follows:

1) Free School Meal from the Eligible for Free School Meals field in Section 6 – Dietary,  

2) Service Children in Education from Section 9 – Additional Information and

3) In Care Details from Section 10 – Welfare

For details of

The Autumn 2013 Release introduced the Pupil Premium Import Routine which will allow schools to automatically update the PPI from the .csv file downloaded from DfE Get Information About Pupils.

Alternately, this tick box can be bulk updated by following the below

Select Routines | Pupil/Student | Bulk Update

Select the data item Pupil Premium Indicator

Select the Group Type Year

Select Group Year 4 (for example)

Search for the students and then place a tick in either Yes they are pupil premium or leave blank if they are No (if you have ticked No the tick will be removed when you click Save

Click here for Service Children and Pupil Premium FAQ

Click here Pupil Premium Report FAQ


Monitoring Pupil Premium through Assessment.

A Pupil Premium Indicator filter can now be selected from the Select the Group Filter dialog when clicking the Group Filter button from within the following Assessment routes:
Marksheet Entry – Additionally, the Pupil Premium Indicator filter can be selected from the Select Columns to Display dialog after clicking the Select Additional Student Columns option from the Students panel in a marksheet.
Progress Grid Entry and Progress Grid Template
Group Analysis
Aspect Analysis
Result Set Analysis
Chance Analysis
Trend Analysis | Review and Trend Analysis | Prediction
Tracking Grids.
This filter is visible only to users who have been assigned Student Additional Information
and Assessment Co-ordinator permissions in System Manager.


Reviewed – 10/05/2022 – VF

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