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  • Capital funding: condition improvement fund Get to grips with everything you need to know about the condition improvement fund (CIF) – find out if you're eligible, what it can cover, how much you can get and how to see if your application was successful this time round.
  • Coronavirus: additional funding for your school The DfE has introduced several new grants and funding opportunities to help your pupils catch up after the pandemic. Read our quick guide to the different funding sources, including what you can and can't use each of them for.
  • Coronavirus: catch-up premium report template Use our template to help you publish the right information on your school website and report to your school community about your COVID-19 catch-up premium spending. Plus see examples of catch-up premium reports from other schools.
  • Coronavirus catch-up premium: summary You can carry forward any unspent coronavirus catch-up premium into 2021/22. Understand how you can use it (including details of the National Tutoring Programme) and how you'll be held accountable for your spending.
  • Devolved formula capital funding Devolved formula capital (DFC) is a source of capital funding for maintained schools and academies. Learn about how much your school will get, how it's allocated and the rules you need to follow when spending it.
  • How to develop your coronavirus catch-up premium strategy Read our summary of the EEF's guidance to help you develop your coronavirus catch-up premium strategy, and see examples from other schools.
  • Primary PE and sport premium: cheat sheet The PE and sport premium has been confirmed for the 2021/22 academic year. Payment dates and allocation haven't been announced yet, but read on to learn about carrying over unspent funding due to coronavirus.
  • School-led tutoring grant: summary UpdatedFind out your requirements for using the school-led tutoring grant (part of the National Tutoring Programme). Learn which pupils and subjects to prioritise for catch-up, how to maximise its impact, and who you can deploy as tutors.
  • Service pupil premium (SPP) funding The service pupil premium (SPP) provides schools with funding to support pupils with parents in the regular armed forces. Find out which pupils are eligible, how you can identify them and understand how your school can spend the premium.
  • Universal infant free school meals: eligibility and funding Find out how your school is funded for providing universal infant free school meals (UIFSM) and the rules on spending the grant.
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  • Post-16 funding in 2021-22 Find out how sixth forms are funded in 2021-22 under the current funding formula. You'll also find information about the 16 to 19 bursary fund.
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  • Pre-16 funding
    • EYFS: funding entitlements Get to grips with the funding you're entitled to for 3- and 4-year-old pupils in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Understand the difference between universal and additional entitlements when it comes to the early years national funding formula (EYNFF).
    • Free school meals (FSM): funding Mainstream schools should use their core budget allocations to provide FSM to pre-16 pupils, but you'll also receive the FSM supplementary grant for the 2020-2021 financial year. Find out how much you'll get and learn how FSM are funded in special schools and for post-16 pupils.
    • Funding for pupils with SEN Get to grips with how provision for pupils with special educational needs (SEN) is funded in your school.
    • How academies are funded Find out how your general annual grant (GAG) funding is calculated, and what government funding you're entitled to on top of your GAG.
    • How alternative provision is funded Find out how pupil referral units, and alternative provision (AP) academies and free schools are funded from the 'high needs block'.
    • How maintained schools are funded Get to grips with how maintained mainstream schools are funded in 2020-21. Find out about the national funding formula (NFF), as well as the other streams of funding that feed into your school's budget.
    • How special schools are funded Learn about place funding and top-up funding for special schools.
    • National funding formula: a summary UpdatedLearn which factors are included in the national funding formula (NFF), and what the current transitional state of the NFF means for your school.
    • School census: determining funding allocations Data you submit in census returns is used to determine your school's funding. Use this article to see which funding data is collected on each census return. You can also find out about how to address errors in census returns.
    • Top-up funding for pupils with high needs Find out about top-up funding for pupils with high needs, including how you can access it and what you can spend it on.
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  • Pupil premium
    • Case studies on the use of the pupil premium grant Is there a template for a case study on the use of the pupil premium? This article features two KeyDoc templates for writing case studies on the use of the pupil premium, including one for looked after children. We also link to examples of case studies from schools.
    • How to report on the pupil premium Learn about the changes to your pupil premium reporting requirements for 2021-22, and see examples of other schools' published strategy statements.
    • Pupil premium Read our one-minute summary of the pupil premium and download it to share with your colleagues.
    • Pupil premium: allocation and payment dates Find out how the pupil premium is allocated and when you'll receive your payments.
    • Pupil premium: eligibility and funding rates Understand which pupils are eligible for pupil premium funding and how the categories are defined. You can also check the amount allocated for 2021-22.
    • Pupil premium grant: looked after children Learn which pupils are eligible for looked-after children (LAC) pupil premium funding, how this funding is allocated, and how the spending is managed by a virtual school head (VSH).
    • Pupil premium grant: post-looked after children Post-looked after children are entitled to £2,345 a year in pupil premium funding. Find out who is eligible, how to prove eligibility, and how this funding can be spent.
    • Pupil premium: monitoring checklist Feel confident as pupil premium lead with our list of everything you need to do, including what data you should monitor, how you should report back to your governing board and how to track pupil progress.
    • Pupil premium: spending audit If you want to make sure your pupil premium funding is being spent effectively, do some auditing. Find tips on what the audit should include and examples of audits from schools.
    • Spending the pupil premium Read guidance on how you must allocate pupil premium funds, including FAQs on what you can and can't spend it on. Download and distribute our intervention request form to help you make sure your funding is spent effectively.
    • The early years pupil premium (EYPP) If you have early years provision, some of your 3 and 4-year-old pupils may be eligible for the EYPP. See who's eligible and how much funding you can receive.
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