Pupil Premium

Department for Education written question – answered on 27th November 2015.

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Photo of Ian Austin Ian Austin Labour, Dudley North

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will amend how the pupil premium is paid in order to reward schools that consistently improve results for all pupils while narrowing the attainment gap.

Photo of Ian Austin Ian Austin Labour, Dudley North

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will ensure that the terms of pupil premium are weighted towards pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds with prior high attainment.

Photo of Sam Gyimah Sam Gyimah The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

We have no plans to change the basis on which the pupil premium is distributed to schools.

Our school reforms are intended to deliver educational excellence everywhere so that every child, regardless of background, reaches their potential. This includes the new ‘progress 8’ performance measure for secondary schools, so that schools are recognised for the improved achievement of every child.

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