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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium 


The Department for Education (DfE) provides additional funding, known as Pupil Premium, in order that specific groups of pupils aged between 4 and 16 years, who may be disadvantaged by virtue of their family circumstances, can be supported in their progress and attainment.


In the 2019-20 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals in the last 6 years:


  • £1320 for pupils in reception year to year 6


​​​​Schools will also receive £2,300 for each pupil identified in the spring school census as having left local-authority care because of 1 of the following:

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


If a child 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. Funding for these pupils is managed by the virtual school head in the local-authority that looks after the child.