St Richard's CE Primary

Pupil Premium & Recovery Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools by the Department of Education to increase social mobility and reduce the gap in performance between pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers.

Socially disadvantaged pupils have been defined as pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) at some point in the last six years and children who have been in care for more than six months.

Its purpose is to raise attainment, accelerate progress and fulfil the achievement potential of all children. Schools receive funding for each disadvantaged pupil and can use the funding flexibly, in the best interests of eligible pupils. It is up to the school to decide how to spend the Pupil Premium funding because they are best placed to assess what additional education provision should be put in place to ensure maximum progress for all children in their care.

What is Recovery Premium?

The Recovery Premium grant is part of the government's package of funding to support pupils whose education has been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

It is focused on pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium funding, as research has found that it is these children whose progress and attainments have been impacted the most.

Schools are able to use this funding on evidence-based approaches that support the quality of teaching, provide targeted academic support and tackle barriers to learning, such as attendance, behaviour and wellbeing. 

All schools will be held accountable for how they have used the Pupil Premium and Recovery Premium funding and the impact it has had on the children’s learning.

Pupil Premium and Recovery Premium Strategy

Our strategy includes:

  • our statement of intent
  • the challenges to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at our school
  • the intended outcomes of the funding
  • how the funding will be spent on teaching, targeted academic support and wider strategies
  • the impact of the previous year’s spend
  • further information

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2023-24

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2022-23

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2021-22