PUPIL PREMIUM PLUS FOr children in care

Pupil Premium Plus is funding to help improve the attainment of children in care and to close the attainment gap between this group and their peers. 

The funding is managed by the Virtual School in the Local Authority that looks after the child and is used without delay for the benefit of the child’s educational needs as described in their Personal Education Plan (PEP).

Please note our PPP process is currently being revised – further details will be available shortly under the relevant boxes to the right. 

LAC Teacher Guidance

Previously looked-after children
To find out how to access Pupil Premium Plus funding for previously looked-after children, click here.

Who is eligible for Pupil Premium Plus funding ?

Nottingham City children in care of statutory school age (Reception to Year 11) are eligible for Pupil Premium Plus funding. 

Please note: children in care of nursery age come under Early Years Pupil Premium which is administered by the Early Years Team. For further information, contact the Virtual School on 0115 8764694. There are exceptions to the type of school setting that can apply for Pupil Premium Plus.

How is Pupil Premium Plus paid to schools?
Funding periods

Financial Year 2020/21

Funding Period

Payment Date

Funds Available

Apr – July 2021



Sep – Dec 2021



Jan – Mar 2022



Applying for additional funding
How can Pupil Premium Plus be used?

Pupil Premium Plus is in place to benefit the child in care and must be used to enhance and improve their educational outcomes and experience. The child/young person’s voice and their specific needs are of central importance in considering the use of Pupil Premium Plus funding and should be incorporated in their Personal Education Plan.

There is no one specific intervention that will meet/improve/enhance the educational needs of every child in care; children’s needs vary and can change significantly. What follows, therefore, are example interventions the Nottingham City Virtual School are likely to approve Pupil Premium Plus funding, based on our general understanding of ‘what works’ in improving and enhancing educational outcomes and experience:

 One to one tuition
 Booster sessions
 Nurture groups
 Therapeutic sessions
 Behaviour support
 Extracurricular activity sessions

For further ideas and information on how to use PPP, you can visit the Education Endownment Fund website at: https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/evidence-summaries/pupil-premium-guide/ 

Circumstances where Pupil Premium Plus will not be provided

PPP will not be provided if it is being used to double fund or replace funding which should already have been allocated to support the child; example circumstances where PPP will not be provided include:

 To fund services that should be provided as part of Special Education Needs (SEN) support or an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).
 To fund statutory work and/or services
 Where the school’s own funding covers the cost of the intervention.
 To fund activities that are expected to be covered by fostering allowances
 To fund activities/interventions not detailed or aligned to the child’s PEP

Pupil Premium Plus payment process