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Last reviewed on 28 April 2021
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Find out how the pupil premium is allocated and when you'll receive your payments.

How the pupil premium is allocated

  • The pupil premium funding is allocated for the financial, rather than academic year
  • From 2021-22, it's allocated based on the numbers of eligible pupils recorded on your roll in the October census (previously it was the January 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. 

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