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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium


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:


  • Raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and closing the gap with their peers
  • Supporting children and young people with parents in the armed forces


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.


At North Wheatley C of E Primary, we adopt a tiered approach to Pupil Premium spending as detailed in the EEF Pupil Premium Guidance document. More information can be found HERE.


The PPG per pupil rate for 2023 to 2024 is set out below.


Primary FSM Pupils


Looked after children


Children Adopted from Care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order


Service Children



Pupils who are recorded as LAC/PLAC and FSM Ever 6 will attract the LAC/PLAC per pupil amount only. Eligible service children will attract the SPP rate on top of any other PPG eligibility rate.


Expenditure Plan

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.

Recovery Premium


In February 2021, the government announced a recovery premium as part of its package of funding to support education recovery. The recovery premium provides additional funding for state-funded schools. 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:


  • pupils who are eligible for free schools meals (FSM)
  • pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years
  • children looked after by local authorities and referred to as looked-after children (LAC)
  • post-looked after children (post-LAC)


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

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