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Pupil Premium for Looked After Children and EYPP for LAC

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The Pupil Premium and Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) are payments made by the government to help raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.  Dudley Council Virtual School Head Teacher has discretion about how the Pupil Premium and EYPP is used for all Dudley looked after children.

Download the Virtual School's Pupil Premium Guidance (pdf) for 2015-16. The appendices for this document can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

The following is a brief summary of the Guidance:

  • All looked after Children aged 5-16, who are in full time education are eligible to receive support funded by the Pupil Premium as soon as they become looked after.

  • For the financial year of 2015-16 the Local Authority will receive £1900 for each eligible looked after child, aged 5-16. 

  • Most of the funding received by the Local Authority will be distributed to schools as they are usually best placed to decide on the interventions and support that will work for the children on their roll.

  • The  Virtual School will send schools £500 per term for each child, aged 5-16, looked after by Dudley MBC on their roll.

  • The Virtual School will withhold a proportion of the funds for 5- 16 year olds, to enable them to target children, in this cohort, who need additional support.

  • If a child becomes eligible during the year their school their school will receive a pro rata proportion of the Pupil Premium for LAC.

  • If a pupil moves school during the year both schools will receive a proportion of the Pupil Premium.

  • Children educated in Dudley, but looked after by another local authority, have their Pupil Premium paid through the authority that looks after them (not Dudley).  Each authority is likely to have a different system of distributing the Pupil Premium.

Early Years Pupil Premium

  • Looked After Children (LAC) who are 3 and 4 years of age and are taking up their free early education entitlement are eligible to receive support funded by the Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP).

  • The Local Authority will receive £300 per year for each eligible looked after child aged 3 and 4.

  • The Virtual School will send Early Years Settings £100 per term for each eligible child on their roll (subject to the setting completing the application form and submitting it to the Virtual school by the date indicated in the Guidance below).

The Virtual School monitors the use of the Pupil Premium via the PEP and provides guidance and advice on how it can be spent. Written guidance can be accessed from the links at the bottom of this page.

See examples of how the Pupil Premium has been used in the past to raise the attainment of children looked after by Dudley MBC.

Contact the Virtual School for further information on how the Pupil Premium is paid in Dudley and how it can be used.