Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and to close the gap between them and their peers.

 

It is paid to schools according to the number of pupils who have been:

– Registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years

– In care for 6 months or longer

 

In the 2013 to 2014 financial year, schools received:

– £953 for each eligible primary-aged pupil

– £900 for each eligible secondary-aged pupil

 

In the 2014 to 2015 financial year, pupil premium funding was:

– £1,300 for each eligible primary-aged pupil

– £935 for each eligible secondary-aged pupil

 

In the 2015 to 2016 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:

•   £1,320 for pupils in reception year to year 6

•   £935 for pupils in year 7 to year 11

Schools will also receive £1,900 for each pupil who has left local-authority care because of 1 of the following:

•   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.

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