The pupil premium for 2011-12 is allocated to local authorities and schools with pupils that are known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) in Year Groups R to Y 11 as recorded on the January 2011 School Census, Pupil Referral Unit Census and Alternative Provision Census.
Each pupil known to be eligible for free school meals will attract £488 of funding which will go to the school or Academy via the local authority or YPLA if the pupil is in a mainstream setting, or will be managed by the responsible local authority if the pupil is in a non-mainstream setting.
Local authorities will also receive pupil premium funding of £488 for looked after children in 2011-12. The funding, which will be allocated to the local authority with responsibility for the care of the child, is based on the number of pupils who at some point in the year to 31 March 2011 were looked after continuously for at least six months, and who were aged four to 15 on 31 August 2010 as recorded on the April 2011 local authority return.
For looked after children in mainstream provision the local authority must allocate funding to the school in respect of children who on 1st April 2011 have been looked after continuously for at least 6 months and who are in Year Groups R to 11 during the 2011-2012 financial year, and those who become looked after continuously for at least six months during the 2011-12 financial year.
A premium will also be paid for children in Year Groups R to Y 11 whose parents are currently in the Armed Forces as recorded on the January 2011 School Census. For 2011-12 this has been set at £200 per eligible pupil.
The detailed arrangements for the operation of the Pupil Premium for 2011-12 are set out in the conditions of grant Tables showing the allocations of the pupil premium are available to download. Two tables are available: