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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 how if you're eligible, what it can cover, how much you'll get and how to see if your application was successful this time round.
  • 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.
  • Primary PE and sport premium: cheat sheet UpdatedThe 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.
  • Service pupil premium (SPP) funding UpdatedThe 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.
  • Year 7 catch-up premium: cheat sheet Understand how the premium is allocated, what you can use it for and how you’re held accountable for your spending.
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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 medical conditions Learn about the different ways you can access funding for pupils with medical conditions.
    • Funding for pupils with SEN Get to grips with how provision for pupils with special educational needs (SEN) is funded in your school.
    • High needs funding formula: a summary Understand how the formula can affect your school's budget, and what factors are used to determine how much your LA stands to get in its high needs funding block.
    • 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 Learn 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 As lead for pupil premium, what should I monitor? Our downloadable checklist covers areas you should monitor, including the action plan, pupil progress and links with the governing board. In this article you'll also find links to information on various aspects of the pupil premium.
    • 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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