Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include children who are entitled to free schools meals, children looked after by the local authority and children of armed service personnel. Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support these groups of learners. New measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture their achievement.