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Pupil Premium and Covid Educational Recovery Strategy

Pupil Premium and Covid Educational Recovery Premium

Each school receives a Pupil Premium grant based on the number of eligible pupils on roll. This grant is additional funding designed to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils. Disadvantaged children include children from low-income families who were eligible for free school meals or had been looked after continuously for more than six months.


This year, schools have also received a recovery premium. This funding is additional funding for eligible schools in the 2021 to 2022 academic year.


It is based on pupil premium eligibility to provide further support to disadvantaged pupils. 


Using Recovery Premium Funding

Schools can spend this premium on evidence-based approaches to support pupils. This can include: 


  • 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


Like the pupil premium, schools can:


  • spend the recovery premium on a wider cohort of pupils than those who attract the funding
  • direct recovery premium spending where they think the need is greatest.


For 2021 to 2022, schools can combine their recovery premium with pupil premium funding and report on its use as a single sum in a strategy statement.


You can read our strategy statement below: