Mainstream schools, general hospital schools and alternative provision settings (including non-maintained special schools) not maintained by the local authority, but where the local authority pays full tuition fees, are eligible to claim Post-LAC Pupil Premium.
The Post-LAC Pupil Premium grant for 2019 to 2020 is £2300 per year for Reception class up to Year 11. It will include post-LAC pupils recorded in the January 2019 school census.
Post-LAC attending Early Years Provision can also attract Early Years Pupil Premium from the term after their third Birthday.
Before a school enters a post-LAC's details onto the census, parents and guardians must declare their child's adoptive, SGO or CAO status directly to the school and provide evidence, for example, a copy of the legal order, or a confirmation letter from the local council which placed their child. Parents should not need to declare their child’s status again until the child changes school. Parents are not obliged to declare this information.
Unlike the Pupil Premium Plus for CLA, that is managed by the Virtual School, Pupil Premium funding for post-LAC comes directly to the school and is not ring-fenced for the individual child.
However it is good practice for schools to include parents in discussions around the most effective use of Pupil Premium Plus and it is important that interventions supported by pupil premium should be evidence based and in the best interests of the child.