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Disadvantaged Children

Education written question – answered on 23rd May 2011.

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Photo of Amber Rudd Amber Rudd Conservative, Hastings and Rye

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to improve the educational achievement of disadvantaged children in (a) Hastings and Rye constituency and (b) England.

Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

In Hastings and Rye, disadvantaged children will benefit from a pupil premium of £430 per pupil to ensure they receive the support they need. Funding of £625 million is available in 2011-12, rising to £2.5 billion a year by 2014-15.

The pupil premium will be allocated to schools according to the number of pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals or have been looked after continuously for at least six months.

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