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 Head 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).

PPP policy financial year 2023/2024

LAC Teacher Guidance

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

Applying for Pupil Premium Plus

4th ools can apply for Pupil Premium Plus and Additional Funding each term through the child’s E-PEP. To access the ePEP portal, please click here. If you require any support with this, please contact the child’s Education Support Officer at the Virtual School.

Application windows for terms: Autumn 2023, Spring 2024 and Summer 2024 are as follows:


  Term Application Window Amount
Pupil Premium Plus Autumn, Spring and Summer Terms

Autumn Term 2023
1st  September  – 20th December

Spring Term 2024 4th January –  23rd February 

Summer Term 2024
15th April – 26th July

Up to £450 termly

Pupil Premium Plus

(Additional Funding Request)

Autumn, Spring and Summer Terms

Autumn Term 2023
1st September – 20th December

Spring Term 2024
4th January – 23rd February 

Summer Term 2024
15th April – 26th  July

Schools can apply for extra funding to support additional needs, where required.

Any applications received after 1st April 2024 relating to the 2023/2024 financial year cannot be considered under the DFE’s PPP terms of grant.

Pupil Premium Plus Funding Information

Schools have access to apply for up to £450 Pupil Premium Plus funding per Nottingham City looked-after child, per term.

Additional funding may also be available, which can be applied for through the E-PEP portal.

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 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