The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England.
It’s designed to help disadvantaged pupils of all abilities perform better, and close the gap between them and their peers.
Pupil Premium funding is available to both mainstream and non-mainstream schools, such as special schools and pupil referral units.
Pupil Premium reports are published at the beginning of the financial year in April and report on the spending of Pupil Premium funding for the previous year.
Funding for 2018 to 2019
In the 2018 to 2019 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each pupil registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years:
£1,320 for pupils in reception to year 6
Schools will receive £2,300 for any pupil:
identified as having left local authority care as a result of: adoption, special guardianship order, 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 more information, a report of exactly how the Pupil Premium has been spent during the academic year, 2015 – 2016 at Harrold Lower School, please click on the link below –
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