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Pupil Premium

Question for Department for Education

UIN 17658, tabled on 25 November 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much (a) pupil premium and (b) pupil premium plus funding each local authority (i) received in the most recent year for which figures are available and (ii) will receive in (A) 2015-16 and (B) 2016-17.

Answered on

30 November 2015

Allocations for the pupil premium and pupil premium plus for each English local authority for financial years 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016 are published at:; and

The allocations for the pupil premium plus for 2015- 2016 will be updated in December 2015 to take account of the numbers of children looked after for at least one day, as recorded on the children looked after data return (SSDA903) completed by local authorities in March 2015.

Allocations for financial year 2016-2017 will be published in June 2016 following the receipt of pupil number data from the spring 2016 schools and alternative provision censuses. The pupil premium per pupil amounts for 2016-2017 will be protected at the current rates, which are:


per pupil rate

Disadvantaged pupils: Primary


Disadvantaged pupils: Secondary


Pupil Premium Plus: Looked After Children (LAC) 1 and those adopted from care or who leave care under a Special Guardianship Order or Child Arrangements Order (formally known as a residence order).


Service children


1. A looked after child is defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English or Welsh local authority.

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