What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is additional funding that the government gives to schools for each pupil on roll where they are deemed to be disadvantaged.
The Department of Education website is a good source of additional information. Click here to view.
Who receives the Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is allocated to pupils:
- In Reception to Year 11 who are eligible for free school meals, or who have eligible in the past at any point in the last 6 years.
- Who have been adopted from care or have left care.
- Who are looked after by the local authority.
How much are the Pupil Premium Grants worth?
The Pupil Premium for the financial year 2022-2023 is as follows:
Pupils who are eligible for free school meals, or have been eligible in the ast 6 years: £1455
Pupils who have been adopted from care or have left care: £2530
Children who are looked after by the local authority: £2530
What is the Service Pupil Premium?
Service pupil premium us additional fudning for schools, but it is not based on disadvantage.
Who receives the Service Pupil Premium?
Pupils in state-funded schools in England attract service pupil premium funding, if they meet one or more of the following criteria:
- one of their parents is serving in the regular armed forces (including pupils with a parent who is on full commitment as part of the full-time reserve service, and also pupils whose parent is serving in the armed forces of another nation and is formally stationed in England) – and they are recorded in the October school census as being a ‘service child’
- they have previously been registered as a ‘service child’ in any school census in the last 6 years
- one of their parents died while serving in the armed forces, and the pupil receives a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme or the War Pensions Scheme
How much is the Service Pupil Premium worth?
Pupils in state-funded schools in England attract service pupil premium funding, at the rate of £320 per eligible pupil.