Pupil Premium: Sixth Form Education

Department for Education written question – answered on 8th October 2019.

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Photo of The Bishop of Winchester The Bishop of Winchester Bishop

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend the pupil premium to post-16 education.

Photo of Lord Agnew of Oulton Lord Agnew of Oulton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The government is determined to ensure that disadvantaged students are supported in their post-16 education. The national funding formula for 16 to 19 year olds and the funding through the Adult Education Budget both include a disadvantage uplift. This provides extra funding for disadvantaged students (specifically for those with low prior attainment or those who live in the most disadvantaged areas). We will continue to consider how we can most effectively support disadvantaged students in post-16 education, and will continue to keep financial arrangements under review.

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