Pupil Premium for children adopted from care or who are post Looked After Children

Do you know someone who is eligible for Pupil Premium Plus?

Pupil Premium Plus is available to pupils from reception age to Year 11 in state funded education in England who:

  • Have been adopted from care in England and Wales
  • Left care under a Special Guardianship Order (SGO), or
  • Left care under a Child Arrangements Order (CAO, formerly known as a Residence Order)

In 2013 the Department for Education (DfE) introduced Pupil Premium Plus for looked after and previously looked after children. In doing this the DfE acknowledged the enduring impact of trauma and loss in children’s lives and the key role of schools in supporting children who have had a difficult start in life. Pupil Premium Plus is currently £1,900 per child (as at December 2015).

In order to access the funding parents and guardians must declare their child’s adoptive, SGO or CAO status directly to the school before the school completes the January Census.

Parents and guardians must provide evidence, for example, a copy of the legal order or confirmation letter from the local authority who placed their child. The school then needs to ensure that this is declared on the census in order for the money to be allocated to them.

More information can be found in the Pupil premium information leaflet [PDF, 198Kb] or by contacting the North Lincolnshire Adoption Team on 01724 297024