Last week, the government confirmed the amount of pupil premium funding for 2020/21, with schools due to receive an uplift in line with inflation.
This means that, from April 2020, schools will now receive:
- £1,345 for primary schools or £955 for secondary schools for every pupil on roll that has been registered for free school meals (FSMs) at any time in the last six years
- £2,345 per pupil looked after by the local authority at any time in their lives
- £310 for every pupil registered as a ‘service child’ at any point in the last six years or those ‘in receipt of child pension from the Ministry of Defence’