Funding the Pupil Premium

The Coalition Government is committed to introducing a pre-16 Pupil Premium for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds in England from September 2011. The new administration has also promised that a ‘significant Pupil Premium will be funded outside the schools budget’. This report from the CfBT Education Trust is primarily about raising funding for a pre-16 Pupil Premium rather than distributing funding through a pre-16 Pupil Premium. Discussion of the distribution of funding concentrates on the argument that at 14 the Pupil Premium should be paid to disadvantaged young people attending FE colleges as well as schools. Leadership Briefing 5.06 (54)

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