The pupil premium gives schools extra funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils from reception to year 11.
In the 2021 to 2022 financial year, pupil premium funding is :
- £1,345 per pupil of primary school age
- £2,345 per pupil for looked after children who: Have been looked after for 1 day or more; are adopted; leave care under a Special Guardianship Order or a Residence Order
School accountability for the pupil premium
The pupil premium is paid to schools as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need.
Ofsted inspections report on how schools’ use of the funding affects the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.
We also hold schools to account through performance tables, which include data on:
- The attainment of the pupils who attract the funding
- The progress made by these pupils
- The gap in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and their peers
SERVICE PUPIL PREMIUM
SPP is money that is paid directly to state schools, free Schools and academies across England for supporting service children. The amount is £310 per child in Years R-11. The premium was introduced by the Department for Education (DfE) as part of the commitment to delivering the Armed Forces Covenant.
Eligible schools receive the SPP so that they can offer mainly pastoral support during challenging times and to help mitigate the negative impact on service children of family mobility or parental deployment. Mobility is when a service family is posted from one location to another, including overseas and within the UK. Deployment is when a service person is serving away from home for a period of time. This could be a 6 to 9 month tour of duty, a training course or an exercise which could last for a few weeks.