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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.
  • Evaluating the impact of the PE and sports grant How can we evaluate the impact of our sports funding? We link to examples of self-evaluation templates for assessing the impact of the PE and sport premium in primary schools. You will also find advice from one of our associate experts on demonstrating value for money of grant spending.
  • Primary PE and sport premium: cheat sheet Understand how the PE and sport premium for primary schools is allocated and how you can spend it. Plus, see details on carrying over any unspent funding to next year due to coronavirus.
  • Service premium funding The service pupil premium provides schools with funding to support pupils with parents in the regular armed forces. Find out which pupils are eligible and how you can identify them. You can also learn about 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 2020-21 UpdatedFind out how sixth forms are funded in 2020-21 under the current funding formula. You'll also find information about the 16 to 19 bursary fund.
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  • Pre-16 funding
    • Free school meals (FSM): funding Mainstream schools should use their core budget allocations to provide FSM to pre-16 pupils, but the government has also introduced a FSM supplementary grant for 2018-19 and 2019-20. Find out the details about this grant 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 pupils with special educational needs (SEN) are 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 how 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 How are pupil referral units (PRUs) funded? We look at guidance on how alternative provision settings, including PRUs and alternative provision academies, are funded. We also point to articles about changes to high needs funding.
    • How special schools are funded Learn about place funding and top-up funding for special schools.
    • National funding formula: a summary The national funding formula (NFF) has been introduced, with transitional arrangements currently in place. Learn which factors are included in the formula, and find out about the impact on schools.
    • 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.
    • School funding for 2019-20 Learn how mainstream schools will be funded for 2019 to 2020, and find out details of the changes to the national funding formula (NFF) for this year.
    • The early years national funding formula (EYNFF) Is there information on the early years national funding formula (EYNFF)? We summarise the Department for Education's new early years funding system. We also point to information about other changes to school funding.
    • 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 due to coronavirus, and use our template to help you report to parents and governors on your spending.
    • 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 Learn which categories of 'disadvantaged pupils' are eligible for pupil premium funding, and find out more about each category.
    • Pupil premium grant: looked after children Learn which pupils are eligible for LAC pupil premium funding, how this funding is allocated, and how the spending is managed by a virtual schools head (VSH).
    • Pupil premium grant: post-looked after children Post-looked after children are entitled to £2,300 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 early years pupil premium (EYPP). Have a look at guidance on eligibility and find out about the amount of funding which is allocated.
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