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Pupil Premium

Department for Education written question – answered on 15th March 2016.

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Photo of Anne Main Anne Main Conservative, St Albans

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for how many pupils the pupil premium has been paid in each year since its introduction; and how many pupils from which countries are eligible for the pupil premium.

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

Since 2011-12, schools in England have received the Pupil Premium which targets funding at pupils from the most deprived backgrounds to help them achieve their full potential. In 2011-12, the premium was allocated for each pupil known to be eligible for Free School Meals, looked after children and children of parents in the armed services. In 2012-13 coverage was expanded to include pupils known to have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point in the last six years. The per pupil amounts for each type of pupil are shown in following table in cash terms:

Pupil Premium per pupil (£)

2011-2012

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

Free School Meal Pupil Primary

£488

£623

£953

£1323

£1320

Free School Meal Pupil Secondary

£488

£623

£900

£935

£935

Service Children

£200

£250

£300

£300

£300

Looked After Children

£488

£623

£900

£1900*

£1900*

*Also includes children adopted from care

Eligible pupils attending state funded schools in England attract the premium. Information on the country of origin of these pupils is not held centrally. Details of the eligibility of pupils and how allocations are made to schools for the current financial year can be found in the conditions of grant at this link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pupil-premium-2015-to-2016-allocations/pupil-premium-2015-to-2016-conditions-of-grant

Details of the numbers of pupils receiving the premium in each financial year since 2011-12 can be found at the links below:

2011-12: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130123124929/http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/adminandfinance/financialmanagement/schoolsrevenuefunding/settlement2012pupilpremium/a0075963/pupil-premium-2011-12

2012-13: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130123124929/http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/adminandfinance/financialmanagement/schoolsrevenuefunding/settlement2013pupilpremium/a00200465/schools-funding-settlement-2012-13

2013-14: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pupil-premium-2013-to-2014-final-allocation-tables

2014-15: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pupil-premium-2014-to-2015-final-allocations

2015-16: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pupil-premium-2015-to-2016-allocations

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