Pupil premium: eligibility and funding rates

Understand which pupils are eligible for pupil premium funding and how the categories are defined. Also, see the amounts allocated for 2024-25.

Last reviewed on 27 February 2024See updates
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  1. Per pupil funding rates 
  2. Group definitions and allocation methods
  3. Recording pupils as 'ever 6'
  4. How to prove previously LAC eligibility

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 are based on the:

  • October 2023 school census, for mainstream and special schools
  • January 2024 school census, for pupil referral units (PRUs) and alternative provision (AP) academies

*As well as disadvantaged pupils, the pupil premium is used to support pupils with parents in the regular armed forces. Service children aren't considered to be disadvantaged