Children who are Looked After attract a higher rate of funding than children from low-income families – the ‘pupil premium plus’, is £1,900 per pupil for 2016-17. This is to reflect the unique challenges they face at school where they often struggle to keep up with their peers at both primary and secondary level.
This funding is to enable pupils to:
- improve their levels of attainment and progress;
- close attainment gaps relative to their peers;
- ensure equality of opportunity across the curriculum and beyond.