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 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 2015 to 2016
In the 2015 to 2016 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:
£1,300 for primary-aged pupils
£935 for secondary-aged pupils
Schools will also receive £1,900 for each looked-after pupil who:
has been looked after for 1 day or more
was adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005, or left care under:
a special guardianship order
a residence order
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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