Looked After Children / Adopted Children

Pupils who are Looked After Children as defined in the Children Act 1989, as one in care of or provided with accommodation by an English local authority and those pupils who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales attract pupil premium funding. This means that schools can claim additional funding for those students who are or have at any time been in care. The official definition of this is below:

A ‘Looked-after child’ (LAC) is defined by the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority. Children who were looked after by a local authority or other state care immediately before being adopted, or who left local authority care on a special guardianship order or child arrangements order are referred to as ‘post-LAC’ and are also eligible for Pupil Premium funding.

In order for the school to claim this much needed additional funding parents / carers need to notify the school and provide documentation. If this applies to your child please can you speak with Mr D Radbourne, Head of Special Educational Needs, in confidence.

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