“The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.''
Pupil premium funding is available to
- schools maintained by the local authority, including: special schools, for children with special educational needs or disabilities, pupil referral units (PRUs), for children who can’t go to a mainstream school,
- academies and free schools, including: special academies, for children with special educational needs or disabilities, alternative provision (AP) academies, for children who can’t go to a mainstream school
- voluntary-sector AP, with local authority agreement
- non-maintained special schools (NMSS), for children with special educational needs as approved by the Secretary of State for Education under section 342 of the Education Act 1992
The PPG per pupil for 2018 to 2019 is as follows:
- Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 as recorded as Ever 6 FSM
- Pupils in years 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM
- Looked after children (LAC) defined in Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority
- Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order
- Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of child pension from the Ministry of Defence
Ever 6 FSM
The pupil premium for 2018 to 2019 will include pupils recorded in the January 2018 school census who are known to have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years.
Children adopted from care or who have left care
Schools will receive £1 900 for any pupil:
- identified in the January 2018 school census or the alternative provision census 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 £1 900 rate, the virtual school head of the local authority that looks after the pupil will manage the funding.
Ever 6 service child
For the purposes of these grant conditions, ever 6 service child means a pupil recorded in the January 2017 school census who was eligible for the service child premium since the January 2012 census as well as those recorded as a service child for the first time on the January 2017 school census.
Further details can be found at: