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Personal educational plans (PEPs)

All looked after children (LAC) must have a care plan. The PEP is part of the care plan.

More about PEPs

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Pupil Premium Plus (PP+)

PP+ funding is additional funding to help looked after children (LAC) and young people reach their potential within their educational settings.

More about PP+

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Independent advice and guidance for young people post 16

It is the role of the personal adviser (PA) to ensure that all young people have been supported to apply for college, training, employment and help secure education, employment or training (EET) for year 12.

Find out more about the support you can expect to receive.

Advice and guidance

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Admission to education provisions for looked after children

For looked after children in Luton who are of school age and require a place at an education provision, the virtual school assists social workers with securing a suitable place.

More about admissions for looked after children

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Pupil Premium Policy for looked after children 2018-19

As outlined in the 2018-19 conditions of frant, the DfE will allocate to local authorities a provisional amount of £2,300 per child looked after for at least one day.

This was recorded in the March 2017 children looked after data return (SSDA903) and relates to children aged four to 15 years as at 31 August 2016.

Luton have agreed to issue.£600 per term, per child, dependent upon a good, quality PEP being completed.

More about arrangements, funding and reporting

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Corporate parenting principles 2018

These principles signify a more joined up approach which consider the experiences of looked after children and care leavers.

The principles we follow

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Designated teachers

Click the button below to fInd out about work of the designated teacher in schools.

About designated teachers

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Special educational needs (SEN) and Luton’s Local Offer

Luton's Local Offer - vision statement
Our vision for looked after children and young people with SEN and disabilities is the same as for all children and young people. Our Local Offer helps them offers access points to sources of support.

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Previously looked after children (PLAC)

Previously looked after children is a collective term which refers to children and young people who have been ‘looked after’ by the local authority but have gone on to be adopted or are subject to an order.


PLAC - information for educational settings

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Virtual schools conference

Creative interventions for troubled children and teenagers – with Dr Margot Sunderland 


  • ​Date: 18 Jun 2019
  • Time: 9am to 4pm
  • Venue: The Leagrave Centre (hall), Strangers Way, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU4 9ND


This course is funded. However if you've registered and have been accepted, please contact [email protected] to cancel if you're unable to attend at least two working days before start of course​.

Book a place on the virtual schools conference

We also hold regular events to celebrate success and inspire our looked after children.

Celebration events

The virtual school enjoys celebrating the achievements and successes of our looked after children and care leavers.

We hold two award ceremonies during the academic year.

Barney Wild Awards

These are held in the autumn term of the academic year and are for looked after children in care from pre school up to and including year 10.

Bright Star Awards

These are held in the summer term of the academic year and are for looked after children in years 11 to 13 and care leavers.

Next year, the event is being held on 5 July 2019.

The virtual school works with the University of Bedfordshire to provide experience days for our looked after children to provide a taste of what higher education involves.


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Contact us

Any queries regarding Luton's virtual school funding should be directed to:

Michelle Wright

[email protected]
07834 617 857

Matthew Sims

[email protected]
01582 548113

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