Pupil premium: allocation and payment dates

Find out how the pupil premium is allocated and when you'll receive your payments.

Last reviewed on 14 April 2022
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  1. How the pupil premium is allocated
  2. Payment dates in 2022-23
  3. How to calculate academic year allocations

How the pupil premium is allocated

  • The pupil premium funding is allocated for the financial, rather than academic year
  • For 2022-23, it's allocated based on the numbers of eligible pupils recorded on your roll in the October 2021 census
  • For maintained schools, LAs receive the money from the DfE and allocate it out to their schools
  • For academies and non-maintained special schools, they receive the money directly from the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)

You're not required to spend all your allocation in the financial year for which it was provided, so you can carry some or all of it forward for future years. This is explained here.

You can find funding rates for 2022-23 here.

Payment dates in 2022-23

The pupil premium is paid in quarterly instalments.

Maintained schools will receive payments after their LA is paid on the following dates:

Academies will be paid