Jersey Premium funding is now available to States primary and secondary schools after a pilot phase of the scheme was introduced in 19 schools last year.
The scheme allocates financial support to children who live in a household that receives Income Support or who are under the care of Social Services. A total of 2,360 pupils have now been identified as eligible for the scheme.
Last year £837,000 worth of funding was committed to the pilot project and a further £1.9 million has now been secured from the Medium-Term Financial Plan. The scheme, which is similar to a pupil premium already used in England, means that schools can spend money on extra lessons, equipment or access to clubs for the pupils who are eligible.
Education Minister Rod Bryans said: ‘The introduction of Jersey Premium is at the heart of how we are helping children to achieve what they should be achieving in school.
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