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Pupil Premium

Purpose

Pupil premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils.

Pupil eligibility and funding rates

This table shows how much pupil premium funding schools and local authorities receive for each eligible child.

Pupil eligibility criteria Amount of funding for each primary-aged pupil per year Amount of funding for each secondary-aged pupil per year Funding is paid to
Pupils who are eligible for free school meals, or have been eligible in the past 6 years £1345 £955 School
Pupils who have been adopted from care or have left care £2345 £2345 School
Children who are looked after by the local authority £2345 £2345 Local authority