What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is a government scheme that was introduced in 2011 to improve the education of disadvantaged children. It was launched after several research papers suggested that:

  • There was a significant gap between the educational performance of disadvantaged children and their classmates.
  • Many children who are eligible for pupil premium have to face extra challenges daily. These challenges can include attendance issues, lack of confidence and difficulty communicating with others.

The scheme aims to grant schools with extra funding so that they’re able to provide additional support for children who are faced with these types of challenges and improve their educational outcomes.

More information can be found here.

What is Recovery Premium?

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 funding should be used to:

  • Support the quality of teaching, such as staff professional development
  • Provide targeted academic support, such as tutoring
  • Deal with non-academic barriers to success in school, such as attendance, behaviour and social and emotional support

More information can be found here.

For further information about eligibility for Pupil Premium and Free School Meals please contact Mrs Bowen, our Office Manager (01902 556368).