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:
Like the pupil premium, schools can:
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: