Pupil Premium Funding Strategies & Expenditure Plans

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is additional funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils (and to support children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces) 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.

Research has found that disadvantaged pupils have been worst affected by the impact of COVID-19. It is therefore more important than ever for school strategies to focus on support for disadvantaged pupils who may have lost significant learning as a result of the pandemic.

For 2023-24, schools are expected to continue to use the pupil premium to improve attainment of disadvantaged pupils and to also use the Recovery Premium Grant (RPG) to report on how they are being used:

Funding allocations for 2023- 2024

  • £1,455 for each eligible primary aged pupil.
  • £2,530 for children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order in year groups reception to year 11.
  • £335 for pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) and the War Pensions Scheme (WPS)

‘Our tiered approach to Pupil Premium and Recovery Premium spending’

Our tiered approach, as shown in the diagram below, has been adopted on the basis of strong external evidence from the EEF (Education Endowment Foundation), the DfE (Department for Education) and other research platforms.


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