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.
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.