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  • Post-16 funding in 2022/23 Find out how sixth forms are funded in the 2022/23 academic year under the current funding formula. You'll also find information about the 16 to 19 bursary fund.
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  • Pre-16 funding
    • EYFS: funding entitlements Get to grips with the funding you're entitled to for 3- and 4-year-olds in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Understand the difference between universal and additional entitlements when it comes to the early years national funding formula (EYNFF).
    • Free school meals (FSM): funding Mainstream schools should use their core budget allocations to provide FSM to pre-16 pupils, and can receive funding for disadvantaged post-16 pupils. Find out how much you'll get and learn how FSM are funded in special schools.
    • Funding for pupils with SEN Get to grips with how provision for pupils with special educational needs (SEN) is funded in your school.
    • How academies are funded UpdatedFind out how your general annual grant (GAG) funding is calculated, and what government funding you're entitled to on top of your GAG.
    • How alternative provision is funded Find out how pupil referral units (PRUs), alternative provision (AP) academies and free schools are funded from the 'high needs block'.
    • How maintained schools are funded UpdatedGet to grips with how maintained mainstream schools are funded in 2022-23. Find out about the national funding formula (NFF), as well as the other streams of funding that feed into your school's budget.
    • How special schools are funded UpdatedLearn how special schools receive their funding, including how place funding and top-up funding are allocated.
    • National funding formula: a summary Learn which factors are included in the national funding formula (NFF), and what the current transitional state of the NFF means for your school.
    • School census: determining funding allocations Data you submit in census returns is used to determine your school's funding. Read on to see which funding data is collected on each census return. Also learn how to address errors in census returns.
    • Top-up funding for pupils with high needs Find out about top-up funding for pupils with high needs, including how you can access it and what you can spend it on.
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  • Pupil premium
    • Early years pupil premium (EYPP) If you have early years provision, some of your 3 and 4-year-old pupils may be eligible for the EYPP. See who's eligible and how much funding you can receive.
    • How to report on the pupil premium Learn about your pupil premium reporting requirements for 2022/23, and see examples of other schools' published strategy statements.
    • Pupil premium Read our one-minute summary of the pupil premium and download it to share with your colleagues.
    • Pupil premium: allocation and payment dates Find out how the pupil premium is allocated and when you'll receive your payments.
    • Pupil premium: case study templates and guidance Read advice on using case studies to show how you're spending your pupil premium, and download our templates to help you write them.
    • Pupil premium: eligibility and funding rates Understand which pupils are eligible for pupil premium funding and how the categories are defined. You can also check the amount allocated for 2022-23.
    • Pupil premium grant: looked-after children Learn which pupils are eligible for looked-after children (LAC) pupil premium funding, known as 'pupil premium plus', how this funding is allocated, and how the spending is managed by a virtual school head (VSH).
    • Pupil premium grant: previously looked-after children Previously looked-after children are entitled to £2,410 a year in pupil premium funding, known as 'pupil premium plus'. Find out who is eligible, how to prove eligibility, and how this funding can be spent.
    • Pupil premium: monitoring checklist Feel confident as pupil premium lead with our list of everything you need to do, including what data you should monitor, how you should report back to your governing board and how to track pupil progress.
    • Spending the pupil premium Read guidance on how you must allocate pupil premium funds, including FAQs on what you can and can't spend it on. Download and distribute our intervention request form to help you make sure your funding is spent effectively.
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