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Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium gives schools extra funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils from reception to year 11.  It was introduced in 2011 to provide additional school funding for those children from Early Years Foundation Stage to Year 11 classed as having deprived backgrounds, and also those who had been looked after by a local authority for more than six months.  The Serivce Premium was also introduced for children whose parent(s) are, or have since 2011, served in the armed forces.

In the 2016 to 2017 financial year, schools will receive £1,320 for pupils in Early Years to year 6 for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years.

Schools will also receive £1,900 for each pupil identified as having left local-authority care as a result of:

  • adoption
  • a special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order
  • a residence order

If a pupil has been registered as eligible for free school meals and has also left local-authority care for any of the reasons above, they will attract the £1,900 rate.  Children who have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more also attract £1,900 of pupil premium funding.