Pupil Premium

When launched in 2011, it totalled £623 million (£430 per eligible pupil). By 2017, the total funding pot had grown to £2,412 million, which includes £1,320 for each eligible pupil at primary school and £935 for each eligible pupil at secondary school. The Pupil Premium has been guaranteed in cash terms by the current government to 2022.

In 2016-17, just over 1.1 million (24.9%) primary school pupils in England were eligible for Pupil Premium funding; in secondary schools there were 805,649 (29.1%) Pupil Premium-eligible pupils. 

The Pupil Premium represents a considerable amount of discretionary funding for most schools. The average value per school in 2017 is:

  • Primary school = £81,441
  • Secondary school = £167,948

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Year 7 Catch Up Premium Funding

We’ve allocated year 7 catch-up premium funding in 2017 to 2018 on the same basis as 2016 to 2017.
This funding is adjusted to reflect the percentage size change of the school’s year 7 cohort between October 2016 and October 2017 school censuses.

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