For mainstream schools, the pupil premium for 2021 to 2022 will include pupils recorded in the October 2020 school census who have had a recorded period of FSM eligibility since January 2015, as well as those first recorded as eligible at October 2020.
DfE will allocate the following amounts of PPG funding to Primary Schools and Local Authorities:
- £1,345 per pupil for each Ever 6 FSM FTE pupil aged 4 and over in year groups Reception to Yr6, except where the pupil is allocated the LAC or post-LAC premium
- £2,345 per pupil for each post-LAC in year groups Reception to Yr6
- £310 for each pupil aged 4 and over in year groups Reception to Yr6, who has a parent serving in the armed forces or who has a parent that has retired on a pension from the MoD.
Ever 6 Free School Meals (FSM)
The pupil premium for 2021 to 2022 will include pupils recorded in the October 2020 school census who are known to have been eligible for FSM since May 2015, as well as those first known to be eligible at October 2020.
Children adopted from care or who have left care
The pupil premium for 2021 - 2022 will include pupils recorded in the October 2020 school census and alternative provision census, who were looked after by an English or Welsh local authority immediately before being adopted, or who left local authority care on a special guardianship order or child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order). These are collectively referred to as post-LAC in these conditions of grant.
Ever 3 service child
For the purposes of these grant conditions, Ever 3 service child means a pupil recorded in the October 2020 school census who was eligible for the service child premium since the January 2017 census as well as those recorded as a service child for the first time on the October 2020 school census. The grant will be allocated as set out in sections 4, 5 and 6 below. Where national curriculum year groups do not apply to a pupil, the pupil will attract PPG if aged 4 to 15 as recorded in the October 2020 school census.
The grant may be spent in the following ways:
- support the quality of teaching, such as staff professional development;
- provide targeted academic support, such as tutoring; and
- tackle non-academic barriers to success in school, such as attendance, behaviour and social and emotional support.
The grant does not have to be completely spent by schools in the financial year beginning 1 April 2022; some or all of it may be carried forward to future financial years.