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A national government initiative
Davinia Rickett | 12/01/16 | Tutor name: Julie Jardine |
Pupil Premium 2011 - 2016

In April 2011 the coalition government introduced pupil premium grants (PPG) to enable allocated schools to get additional funding for eligible pupils (pupils classed as disadvantaged). The schools that would benefit from this are publicly funded which are local authority maintained schools including special schools and pupil referral units (PRUs), special schools that are not maintained by the local authority (NMSS), voluntary-sector alternative provision (AP) as well as free schools and academies which includes special and AP academies.
The funding was given on the basis of how many children were both entitled and in receipt of free schools meals (FSM), to assist with the pastoral needs of children who have or had a parent recorded in the school census as working in the armed forces at any point in the last 4 years who was eligible for the service child premium, and also for children who had been, for 6 months or longer, looked after. Schools were given £488 per year for each children who met this criteria ( £200 for service children) which amounted to a fund of £625 million being introduced. Pupil premium funding was extended in April 2012 to include children recorded in the school census who at any point in the last 6 years had been eligible for free school meals, known as the 'Ever 6 FSM pupils. The pupil premium funding has increased to £2.545 billion in the financial year of 2015 to 2016 with allocated schools receiving:
  *   £1900 per pupil who has been looked after for 1 day or more, has a residency order, a child arrangement order or left care under special guardianship
  * £1320 for each pupil of primary school age
  * £935 for each pupil of secondary school age
  * £300 for each child who have a parent working in the armed forces or are in receipt of a child pension from the ministry of defence .
The amount of pupil premium given to...