Information Regarding Pupil Premium Plus

Pupil Premium Plus funding is additional funding from the Department of Education to raise the achievement of looked after pupils aged 4 to 16 in maintained schools or academies. The funding formula equates to £1900 for each looked after child of statutory school age. The aim of Pupil Premium Plus is to close the achievement gap between looked after children and children who are not in care. Pupil Premium Plus funding is managed by the Virtual School Head Teacher.

The Department for Education recognise that not all looked after children need the same support, and that funding should be allocated on the basis of need.  Schools’ Designated Teachers apply to the Virtual School for Pupil Premium Plus funding, applications must reflect the needs of the child as highlighted in the child’s PEP. Payments are made termly, in case children move schools mid-year. The closing date for Pupil Plus Payments to school budgets in the summer term 2017 is Friday 7 July. For the autumn Term 2017 the closing date is Thursday 30 November. For the spring term 2018 the closing date is Wednesday 28 February 2018.

If you have any queries about Pupil Premium Plus, please contact Peter Doyle, email peter.doyle@blackpool.gov.uk or telephone 01253 476714

Resources for Designated Teachers