The Pupil Premium funding is received by schools annually to improve pupil attainment and to help overcome any barriers to learning.
Mainstream schools 2020-2021 funding
For the purposes of these conditions of grant, mainstream school means infant, junior, primary, middle, secondary, high schools, all-through, special school and pupil referral units. It does not include general hospital schools or other alternative provision.
The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) will allocate PPG to schools and local authorities (who must allocate for each FTE pupil on the January 2020 school census, at each school they maintain) the following amounts:
£1,345 per pupil for each Ever 6 FSM FTE pupil aged 4 and over in year groups reception to year 6, except where the pupil is allocated the LAC or post-LAC premium
£2,345 per pupil for each post-LAC in year groups reception to year 11
£310 for each pupil aged 4 and over in year groups reception to year 11 who is either Ever 6 service child FTE or in receipt of pensions under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) and the War Pensions Scheme (WPS)
PPG will be allocated on the basis of sole and dual main registrations only.
Eligibility and funding 2021
The government has announced that pupil premium and service premium rates will remain unchanged for the financial year 2021 to 2022.
From April 2021, pupil premium allocations for mainstream and special schools will be calculated based on the number of eligible pupils recorded by schools in their census in October 2020.