Maximising income from the Pupil Premium

Posted  21st September 2021
Posted by  Georgina Rowlands
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As a helping hand we’ve listed the rates below for 2021_22, but if you want to know more keep reading.

Type of Pupil Premium Nursery Primary Secondary Paid to
Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as Ever 6 free school meals (FSM) as well as eligible children with no recourse to public funds (NRPF) pupils in these year groups £1,345 £995 School
Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, or child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order) £2,345 £2,345 School
Service Pupil Premium for every pupil with a parent who is serving in HM Forces OR has retired on a pension from the Ministry of Defence £310 £310 School
Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority £2,345 £2,345 Local Authority
Early years pupil premium if your child is aged 3 or 4 and you get 15 hours free childcare. £302 School/Nursery via Local Authority

Some helpful facts

The Early Years Pupil Funding is still based on the January 2022 Census

The Pupil Premium Funding for 2022_23 is now based on the data submitted in the October census in 2021. And is paid in 4 instalments.

To maximise pupil premium funding, it is important to record those have become eligible for Free School Meals since the last census.

Pupils may be getting free school meals via Universal School Meals but if they are eligible they still need to be recorded as eligible for Free School Meals.

The Government has temporarily extended free school meal eligibility to include some children of groups who have no recourse to public funds (NRPF).

These groups are:

  • children of Zambrano carers
  • children of families with no recourse to public funds with a right to remain in the UK on grounds of private and family life under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights
  • children of families receiving support under Section 17 of the Children Act 1989 who are also subject to a no recourse to public funds restriction

The meaning of “no recourse to public funds”.

A person will have no recourse to public funds when they are ‘subject to immigration control’, as defined at section 115 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999. A person who is subject to immigration control cannot claim public funds (benefits and housing assistance), unless an exception applies.

Further details can be found on this government website. Click here

Can’t remember how to get your Pupil Premium file? Don’t worry check out our handy blog on how to do this here.

For more information or if you need help with you Pupil Premium download/upload, please email the MIS Service Desk or call 0345 222 1551 | Opt 3

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