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 2022-23.

Last reviewed on 4 May 2022
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Contents
  1. Per pupil funding rates 
  2. Group definitions and allocation methods
  3. Recording pupils as 'ever 6'

Per pupil funding rates 

Your school will be allocated the pupil premium for eligible pupils aged 4 and over, in year groups from reception to year 11. Allocations for mainstream and special schools are based on the October 2021 school census, and for pupil referral units (PRUs) on the January 2022 school census. 

*As well as disadvantaged pupils, the pupil premium is used to support pupils with