The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England.
It is designed to help disadvantaged pupils of all abilities perform better, and close any attainment gaps between them and their peers.
In the 2018 to 2019 financial year, primary schools will receive £1,320 for each pupil registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years.
Schools will receive £2,300 for any pupil that is identified as having left local authority care as a result of:
a special guardianship order
a child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)
who has been in local authority care for 1 day or more
recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left local authority care)
For pupils who attract the £2,300 rate, the virtual school head of the local authority that looks after the pupil will manage the funding.
The Department for Education introduced the Service Pupil Premium (SPP) in April 2011 in recognition of the specific challenges children from service families’ face and as part of the commitment to delivering the armed forces covenant. It is designed to assist the school in providing the additional support that these children may need and is currently worth £300 per service child who meets the eligibility criteria.
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