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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

Reception to Year 11

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. It is paid to schools according to the number of pupils from Reception age to Year 11 (5-16 years old).

Allocations are made based on the school which the eligible pupil attends at the time of the previous January school census.

Each school must publish the following information on its website:

  • your Pupil Premium allocation for the current academic year;
  • details of how you intend to spend your allocation;
  • details of how you spent your previous academic year’s allocation;
  • how it made a difference to the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.
Early Years Pupil Premium Funding

The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is additional funding for early years settings to improve the education they provide for disadvantaged 3- and 4-year-olds.

Pupils in state-funded early education will attract EYPP funding if they meet at least 1 of the following criteria:

Their family gets 1 of the following:

  • Income Support;
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance;
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance;
  • support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999;
  • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit;
  • Child Tax Credit (provided they are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190);
  • Working Tax Credit run-on, which is paid for 4 weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit;
  • Universal Credit;
  • they are currently being looked after by a local authority in England or Wales;
  • they have left care in England or Wales through:
    • an adoption;
    • a special guardianship order;
    • a child arrangement order.

Children must receive free early education in order to attract EYPP funding. They do not have to take up the full 570 hours of early education they are entitled to in order to get EYPP.

We use the grant to support pupils development through purchasing appropriate resources.