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All Looked after Children from reception to year 11 are allocated a grant of £2530 per child by the Department for Education (DfE). This is to help achieve their full educational potential, develop their aspirations and reach their goals. It is the Virtual School Head's responsibility to determine how the funding is used and distributed to schools to effectively support Looked After Children to make good progress and achieve well.

In common with many other Virtual Schools, Bury delegates some of the funding to schools and holds some centrally. Schools with Bury children on roll can request up to £600 per child per term. This is not paid automatically, and schools should cost their requirements on the PEP as per the PPG policy linked below.