Deadline for adopters to help schools claim extra funding

All state funded schools in England can claim £1900 per year for every child adopted from care or placed from care with a Guardian. This funding is to improve the educational and personal outcomes for pupils, including (but not limited to) their attainment.

The money is paid directly to the school who should assess along with the parents of the child what additional provision their pupils may need and how to spend the money e.g. extra tuition, training for teachers, equipment.  Schools must report on what the money has been spent on and the progress made by these pupils.

In order for your child’s school to claim the Pupil Premium, you will need to inform them of your child’s status and provide supporting evidence (e.g. copy of an adoption certificate) before the school completes it’s Spring Census on January 21st 2016.

Find our more about Pupil Premium here.