Pupil premium grant 2022 to 2023

  • Gov Legislation
  • Author:UK Government
  • Published:March 2022
  • Country: United Kingdom

Pupil premium grant 2022 to 2023

Pupil premium grant

Pupil premium grant: allocations and conditions of grant 2022 to 2023

What is the Pupil premium grant?

This grant provides additional funding that publicly funded schools in England use to support disadvantaged pupils. Schools and local authorities must follow the terms and conditions set out in the pupil premium conditions of the grant.

The Secretary of State for Education lays down the following terms and conditions on which assistance is given in relation to the pupil premium grant (PPG) payable to local authorities for the financial year beginning 1 April 2022.

The pupil premium grant rates and detailed eligibility criteria for the financial year 2022 to 2023 are set out in the pupil premium grant technical note.

Pupil premium grant funding is allocated to local authorities for two separate policies :

1.1 Raising the educational attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to help them reach their potential.
1.2 Providing support for children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces.

2. Permitted use of the Pupil Premium Grant
2.1 Disadvantaged pupils
Schools must use PPG funding for the purpose of raising the educational attainment of PLAC, LAC and pupils who are eligible for FSM Ever 6.

In line with the 3-tiered approach in EEF’s pupil premium guide, activities must be those that:

  • support the quality of teaching, such as staff professional development;
  • provide targeted academic support, such as tutoring; and
  • tackle non-academic barriers to academic success, such as attendance, behaviour and social and emotional support.

Further reading here.
2.2 Specific support for previously looked-after children (PLAC)
In order to achieve the purpose outlined in section 2.1 for PLAC, it is the responsibility of the school to ensure that their use of PPG addresses the specific needs of PLAC attending the school.

See the section on pupil premium plus in the using pupil premium guidance for further information.

2.3 Specific support for looked-after children (LAC)
In order to achieve the purpose outlined in section 2.1 for LAC, it is the responsibility of the Virtual School Head (VSH) in the local authority that looks after the child, in consultation with the child’s educational setting, to ensure that PPG is used to support those children’s educational needs in accordance with their personal education plans.

See the section on pupil premium plus in the using pupil premium guidance for further information.

The local authority can pool any amount of LAC PPG to fund activities that will benefit a group, or all, of the authority’s looked-after children. Any pupil premium held centrally must not be used to fund services that the local authority is responsible for funding, such as support for foster carers, school uniforms or transport to get the child to school.

For any funding that is passed on to the child’s education setting, processes for allocating the funds should be as simple as possible to avoid delay.

Further information on the pupil premium grant and useful links

Read more about how much pupil premium funding schools and non-mainstream schools receive, how they should spend it, and how we hold them to account.

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