Virtual School - Pupil Premium Plus Funding

Pupil Premium Plus is annual funding for children who have been adopted to support their education. This is currently £2,300 per year.

Pupil Premium Plus is available for children:

  • That were adopted from care in England and Wales
  • Who left care under a Residence Order / Child Arrangement Order
  • Who left care under a Special Guardianship Order

From reception to year 11, schools currently receive £2,300 per child per year.

In order for schools to access the funding, you must declare your child's adoptive status directly to the school before the school completes the January census. If you are a parent you must provide evidence (e.g Adoption Order).

You should not need to declare your child's status again until your child changes school.

The Department for Education states the funding should be spent on helping Previously CLA emotionally, socially and educationally by providing support to raise their attainment and address their wider needs.

Pupil Premium Plus is not a personal budget for individual children.

Some suggested uses of Pupil Premium Plus are:

  • 1:1 tuition
  • Small group targeted intervention
  • Academic mentor
  • Education focused trips and visits
  • Purchase of specialist equipment to promote academic progress
  • Study and revision classes
  • Additional TA support

It is the responsibility of the school to use and target the money appropriately, but it is helpful to discuss with parents their suggested uses of Pupil Premium Plus to support their child.