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Pupil Premium and Recovery Premium

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is an additional funding grant given to schools so that we can raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their potential.

The PPG per-pupil rate for 2023 to 2024 is as follows:

Disadvantaged pupils Pupil premium per pupil
Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as Ever 6 free school meals (FSM) £1,455
Pupils in years 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM £1,035
Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority (some local authorities 'top-slice' some of this funding £2,530
Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, or child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order) £2,530


Service children Service premium per pupil
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 £335


Please click on the links below to see how Pupil Premium was spent in school during 2022-23 and the planned use and intended impact on pupil's learning for 2023-24.


Recovery Premium

In February 2021, the government announced a recovery premium as part of its package of funding to support education recovery.

The recovery premium provides additional funding for state-funded schools in the 2021-22, 2022-23 and 2023-24 academic years. Building on the pupil premium, this funding will help schools to deliver evidence-based approaches for supporting disadvantaged pupils.

Pupil eligibility

The recovery premium will be allocated using the same data as the pupil premium. This means the following pupils will attract recovery premium funding to schools:

  • pupils who are eligible for free school meals (FSM)
  • pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years
  • children looked after by local authorities and referred to as looked-after children (LAC)
  • post looked-after children (post-LAC)

Funding allocations

As we are a special school, we will receive £290 for each eligible pupil from reception up to year 6 and £552 for each eligible pupil from year 7 up to year 11.

Using recovery premium funding

Schools should spend this premium on evidence-based approaches to support pupils. Activities should include those that:

  • 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

Reporting and accountability

Schools must show how they are using their recovery premium effectively:

  • by reporting on their use of recovery premium as part of their pupil premium strategy statement
  • through inspections by Ofsted — as part of these inspections, inspectors may discuss plans schools have to spend their recovery premium funding