Grave concerns” over pupil premium changes

Changes to the pupil premium could lead to schools losing out on a year’s worth of funding for the most disadvantaged pupils, campaigners have warned. From April, allocations for the pupil premium, which provides extra funding for pupils eligible for free school meals, care-experienced children and the children of military personnel through the service premium, will be calculated based on census results from October 2020 instead of figures recorded the following January as has been the case in previous years.

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