Latest DfE stats show pupil premium change will dent funding for low income pupils

Press Release

Thursday 17 June 2021

Commenting on the latest DfE statistics on pupils in schools in England, Jenna Julius, Senior Economist at the National Foundation for Educational Research, said:

“These latest statistics confirm that recent government changes to how Pupil Premium funding is allocated will leave many schools with less funding to support their low income pupils from April this year.

“Given the extra financial pressures the pandemic has placed on schools, anything which reduces potential funds, particularly money which schools had been expecting to receive, will make their jobs even tougher.”