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Pupil Premium

Introduced in 2011, the pupil premium is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to improve the attainment of disadvantaged children.

Schools can choose how to spend their pupil premium money, as they are best placed to identify what would be of most benefit to the children who are eligible.

Common ways in which schools spend their pupil premium fund include:


    Extra one-to-one or small-group support for children within the classroom.

    Employing extra teaching assistants to work with classes.

    Running catch-up sessions before or after school, for example for children who need extra help with maths or literacy.

    Running a school breakfast club to improve attendance.

    Providing extra tuition for able children.

    Providing music lessons for children whose families would be unable to pay for them.

    Funding educational trips and visits.

    Paying for additional help such as speech and language therapy or family therapy.

    Funding English classes for children who speak another language at home.

    Investing in resources that boost children’s learning, such as laptops or tablets.

    However, schools can use their pupil premium in more creative ways which better suit their offer.

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