The purpose of this funding to schools is to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. It is paid by means of a specific grant based on school census figures for pupils registered as eligible for Free School Meals in reception to Year 11. This entitlement has now been extended to the “Ever6” (been entitled to a Free School Meals over the past 6 years). For looked after children the disadvantaged students was calculated using the Looked After Children data returns. A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well‐being of these pupils.