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The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of eligible 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.
In the 2020 to 2021 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:
£1,345 for primary-aged pupils
Schools will also receive £2,345 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.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. However, schools are to be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support eligible pupils. Please see the attached documents for information regarding how the pupil premium was spent in the last financial year, the impact of this funding, and the plans for future spending.