The Pupil Premium Grant was introduced in April 2011 and 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 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 (Using pupil premium funding to improve teaching quality is the most effective way to improve outcomes for disadvantaged pupils. By doing so, schools will inevitably benefit non-eligible pupils as well)
- Targeted academic support – additional support for some pupils focussed on their specific needs
- Wider approaches – support for non-academic issues that impact success in school, such as attendance, behaviour and social and emotional challenges
Schools must show how they’re using their pupil premium funding by publishing an online statement about how they use their funding and the impact it has on the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.
Click the link below to read our 3 year strategy, which includes our reviews of 2020-2021 and 2021-2022.