Pupil premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils.
Evidence also suggests that pupil premium spending is most effective when schools use a tiered approach, targeting spending across 3 areas, with a particular focus on teaching.
Investing in high-quality teaching, for example:
Additional support for some pupils focussed on their specific needs, for example:
Support for non-academic issues that impact success in school, such as attendance, behaviour and social and emotional challenges. For example:
In addition to this, in February 2021, the government announced a one-off recovery premium as part of its package of funding to support education recovery coming out of the COVID-19 pandamec and associated impact of this.
The recovery premium provides additional funding for state-funded schools in the 2021 to 2022 academic year. Building on the pupil premium, this funding will help schools to deliver evidence-based approaches for supporting disadvantaged pupils.
Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.