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What is 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. Pupil premium funding is not allocated based on academic ability. Schools and local authorities receive funding based on all of the children who are eligible. Evidence shows that academically able pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds are most at risk of under-performing. These pupils should receive just as much focus as less academically able pupils.
Is my child eligible for Pupil Premium?
Click here to find out if your child is entitled to funding.
What is the funding spent on?
School leaders decide on how to spend their pupil premium (and recovery premium) within the framework set out by the ‘menu of approaches’. The menu is designed to help schools use their funding effectively to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils. The format of the menu reflects evidence, suggesting that pupil premium spending is most effective, when used across 3 areas:
1. High-quality teaching, such as staff professional development
2. Targeted academic support, such as tutoring
3. Wider strategies to address non-academic barriers to success in schools, such as attendance, behaviour, and social and emotional support
The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) recommends that schools particularly focus their pupil premium on supporting high-quality teaching.
Pupil premium is not a personal budget for individual pupils, and schools are not required to spend all of their allocated grant on eligible pupils.
For further information, please see ‘Using pupil premium: guidance for school leaders’.
Pupil Voice
"I like talking with Miss Holt because she lets me play with the toys whilst we chat."
"I love doing reading quizzes and I just find it really fun."
"The best things about Robinwood were the 'piranha pool' and the giant swing."


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