The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. It was allocated to children from lower income families who were known to be eligible for free school meals, and for children who had been looked after continuously for more than six months. Eligibility for the Pupil Premium was then extended to children who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as Ever 6). Schools also receive a smaller amount of funding for the children of service personnel.