Schools

‘Recovery premium’ rolled out for all special school and AP pupils

Catch-up cash will increase for mainstream secondaries, rising to £60k on average, but rates frozen for most primaries

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Tutoring

White paper: Schools will have to foot future tutoring bill

Ministers face calls to increase pupil premium funding to cover tutoring and literacy and numeracy focus

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

Free school meals permanently extended to pupils with ‘no recourse to public funds’

Children of families subject to immigration control were temporarily given access to free meals in April 2020

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

DfE pledges extra 500k laptops for poorest pupils facing Covid disruption

Expansion announced under new £126 million investment

James Carr
James Carr
Education Reform

Speed read: ASCL’s blueprint to tackle education’s ‘entrenched injustice’

The school leaders’ union wants wide-ranging reforms, warning studies suggest rich-poor attainment gap ‘may never close’.

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

Leading academy CEOs demand £5.8bn catch-up cash for poorer pupils

A group of leading academy trust bosses have set out proposals for a £5.8 billion Covid recovery plan, as...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

Study finds pupil premium cuts £43m worse than DfE admits

Schools will miss out on £43 million more in pupil premium funding for the poorest children than admitted by...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

National funding formula: Extra cash for 1,300 remote schools

The government has more than doubled a funding pot for small schools in remote areas, with up to 1,300...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

Exam changes can’t compensate for Covid hit to disadvantaged pupils, says government

Changes to next year’s exams cannot compensate for pupils’ divided experiences during the pandemic, the government has said, even...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger