School and academy funding

Free school meals, pupil premium and other school premiums, teacher training funding, school places.

Services

  1. Free school meals and pupil premium: model form for schools

    Model form that schools can use to determine which children are eligible for free school meals and the pupil premium.

  2. Early years pupil premium: model form and letter for parents

    Model form and letter to help providers of early years education identify which children are eligible for the early years pupil premium.

  3. Subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) course form

    Download this form to add your SKE course to DfE's SKE course directory for schools and initial teacher training providers.

  1. Children adopted from care and the pupil premium: template letter

    A template local authorities can use to tell alternative education providers how to claim the pupil premium for children adopted from care.

  2. Subject knowledge enhancement (SKE): funding request form

    Complete this form to claim funding for SKE.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Pupil premium: funding and accountability for schools
  2. Overseas degree equivalency: table and methodology
  3. PE and sport premium for primary schools
  1. PE and sport premium: funding allocations for 2017 to 2018

    • Guidance
    • Department for Education and Education and Skills Funding Agency
  2. Year 7 catch-up premium: 2017 to 2018

    • Guidance
    • Education and Skills Funding Agency
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News and communications

  1. Boost to support disadvantaged families during the holidays

    • Department for Education
    • News story
  2. ESFA e-bulletin: 22 March 2018 (issue 212)

    • Education and Skills Funding Agency
    • Correspondence
  3. ESFA e-bulletin: 15 March 2018 (issue 211)

    • Education and Skills Funding Agency
    • Correspondence
  4. ESFA e-bulletin: 8 March 2018 (issue 210)

    • Education and Skills Funding Agency
    • Correspondence
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Policy and engagement

  1. Golden Hello: Proposed end date for claims
  2. School loan schemes: implementation of changes
  3. School loan schemes: changes to criteria
  1. Eligibility for free school meals and the early years pupil premium under Universal Credit

    • Department for Education
    • Consultation outcome
    • Date closed 11 January 2018
  2. Free school meals and the early years pupil premium (EYPP) under Universal Credit: equality analysis

    • Department for Education
    • Impact assessment
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Transparency

  1. Free school meals: technical analysis note

    • Department for Education
    • Transparency
  2. Strategic School Improvement Fund: round 1 successful applicants

    • Department for Education and Closed organisation: National College for Teaching and Leadership
    • Transparency
  3. Strategic School Improvement Fund: round 2 successful applicants

    • Department for Education and Closed organisation: National College for Teaching and Leadership
    • Transparency
  4. Strategic school improvement fund: evaluation of round one

    • Department for Education
    • Research
  5. LA and school expenditure: 2016 to 2017 financial year

    • Department for Education
    • Official statistics
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