What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is a government scheme that was introduced in 2011 to improve the education of disadvantaged children. It was launched after several research papers suggested that:

  • There was a significant gap between the educational performance of disadvantaged children and their classmates.
  • Many children who are eligible for pupil premium have to face extra challenges daily. These challenges can include attendance issues, lack of confidence and difficulty communicating with others.

The scheme aims to grant schools with extra funding so that they’re able to provide additional support for children who are faced with these types of challenges and improve their educational outcomes.

More information can be found here.

What is COVID Catch-up Premium?

In June 2020 the government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up on missed learning caused by coronavirus (COVID19). This is especially important for the most vulnerable pupils and pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds who we know have been most affected.

More information can be found here.

To view our Pupil Premium and COVID catch up documents please select a file below: