Schools: Armed Forces

Education written question – answered on 8th May 2014.

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Photo of Vernon Coaker Vernon Coaker Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether the pupil premium is available for pre-school children from service families; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of David Laws David Laws The Minister of State, Cabinet Office, The Minister for Schools

The pupil premium and the service children premium are additional resources provided to maintained schools and academies in England to support the education of 4 to 16-year-olds who meet the eligibility requirements.

The Government have announced that a new early years pupil premium, worth £50 million, will be introduced from April 2015. It will give disadvantaged three and four-year-old children better access to quality early education which evidence shows can have a major impact on their school readiness. The Government will consult later this year on how best to implement these proposals.

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