Pupil Premium & Recovery

What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools in order to support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers.

Who is eligible?

The pupil premium for 2023 to 2024 will include pupils recorded in the January 2023 school census who are known to have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) in any of the previous six years (ie since summer 2015).

Pupils recorded as being looked after by an English or Welsh local authority immediately before being adopted, or who left local authority care on a special guardianship order or child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order). These are collectively referred to as post-LAC in these conditions of grant.

Financial information:

Each secondary aged pupil eligible is allocated £1,035

Ever 6 Service Children who have ever been on record receive £335 each.

Schools also receive £2,530 for each pupil who:

  • has been looked after for 1 day or more
  • has been adopted from care
  • has left care under:
    • a special guardianship order
    • a residence order
    • a child arrangement order



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