The Pupil Premium gives extra funding to state schools to help support disadvantaged pupils from Reception to Year 11 – including but not restricted to those adopted from care.
To enable a child’s school to claim the allowance of £1,900, parents should inform the school that their child is adopted and provide supporting evidence, for example, a photocopy of the Adoption Order (with sensitive information concealed). Parents must self-declare before 21 January, 2016, the date by which schools complete the annual School Census. This will then trigger the payment of the Pupil Premium to the school for the next financial year.
More information is available in the support for adopters section on the First4Adoption website.
First4Adoption is the national gateway information service for adoption, and is run by Coram, Coram Children’s Legal Centre and Adoption UK. First4Adoption is funded and supported by the Department for Education.