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.
The Pupil Premium Grant provides funding for:
Schools are free to spend the PPG as they see fit but are responsible for its use with the target groups. The grant does not all have to be spent within the financial year and some or all of it may be carried forward. The governing body is responsible for the outcomes on achievement of the use of this funding.
The Pupil Premium Grant per pupil for the year 2020/21 is as follows :
Primary FSM Pupils
Secondary FSM Pupils
Looked after children
Children Adopted form Care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order
See Pupil Premium Strategy document below for details of expenditure.
All teachers track the interventions that students in receipt of pupil premium receive. The attainment data is also recorded on the tracking document to easily identify pupils not making expected progress within the year. The document outlines which interventions the pupil has received each term, but more importantly the impact these interventions have made.
In February 2021, the government announced a one-off recovery premium as part of its package of funding to support education recovery. 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.
The recovery premium will be allocated using the same data as the pupil premium. This means the following pupils will attract recovery premium funding to schools:
Mainstream primary schools will receive £145 for each eligible pupil in mainstream education. A 'floor' has been set at £2000. Use of recovery premium will be reported as part of the pupil premium strategy statement.