Pupil Premium: Culture:Written question - 230810

Q
Asked by Mike Kane
(Wythenshawe and Sale East)
Asked on: 11 March 2019
Department for Education
Pupil Premium: Culture
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of pupil premium funding is spent by schools on artistic and cultural activities.
A
Answered by: Nadhim Zahawi
Answered on: 15 March 2019

The pupil premium is additional funding that schools are allocated to help improve the progress and attainment of disadvantaged pupils - those who have been in receipt of benefits-based free school meals at any point in the last 6 years, are currently looked-after or who have left care through adoption or other specified routes.

Schools have flexibility over how they spend the pupil premium, as they are best placed to understand and respond to the needs of their disadvantaged pupils. The department does not routinely collect information from schools about their expenditure of pupil premium funding on particular activities.

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