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Previously Looked-After Children

Support and advice for previously looked-after children's parents, guardians and schools

Sharing information with your child's school

Sharing information with your child’s school

It is your choice whether you share the information needed to register your child for Pupil Premium Plus with the school. To feel confident in sharing information about your child’s complex life history, you will need to know that your child’s school makes their information-sharing agreements explicit.

The mechanism for recording the child on the January census so that they are eligible for the Pupil Premium Plus grant is designed to protect their anonymity since only the number of eligible children is recorded and on the census rather than their names or initials. A senior member of staff will need to have sight of adoption documentation to verify that the child is eligible for funding. This information should never be passed on to other members of staff or to school governors, unless you as a parent have requested that they should be made aware of your child’s adoption status.

A photocopy of the adoption certificate to your child’s school can be produced as evidence of their status. You can redact any information that you would prefer not to share with the school: the crucial information to be left visible is the child’s name since adoption and the name of the adoption agency.

If you have already provided documents or certificates to support your child’s adoptive status to the school, you will not need to provide that again unless your child moves schools.

If a school closes, the funding, or part of it, should be allocated to the new school. If a child moves school midway through the funding period, a request should be made to the previous school to transfer funds to the new school.