Pupil Premium/Recovery Premium
What is Pupil Premium?
What is the Recovery Premium?
n February 2021, the government announced a one-off 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 to 2022 academic year. Building on the pupil premium, this funding will help schools to deliver evidence-based approaches for supporting disadvantaged pupils.
All schools that are eligible for pupil premium are eligible for recovery premium. This includes the following types of schools:
- mainstream primary, secondary and all through local authority-maintained schools, academies and free schools serving children aged 4 to 15
- local authority-maintained special schools
- special academies and free schools
- non-maintained special schools
- pupil referral units
- alternative provision (AP) academies and free schools
- local authority-maintained hospital schools and academies
We will provide funding to local authorities for eligible pupils they have placed in independent special schools, where the local authority pays full tuition fees, as recorded on their January 2021 alternative provision census.
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 schools 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)
School allocations will be calculated on a per pupil basis.
Mainstream schools will get:
- £145 for each eligible pupil in mainstream education
- £290 for each eligible pupil in a special unit
Other types of eligible schools will get £290 for each eligible pupil.
We have applied additional weighting to specialist provision recognising the significantly higher per pupil costs they face.
We have included a minimum payment that we refer to as a ‘floor’ to ensure that:
- an eligible primary school will not receive less than £2,000
- an eligible secondary school will not receive less than £6,000
As with pupil premium, the funding for looked-after children will be paid to the local authority and should be managed by the virtual school head.
School allocations and the conditions of grant will be published ahead of the first payment in September.
How do we measure success?
The school tracks the progress of all students, including students in this particular group.
Success will be evidence that shows that students in this group are making better progress than in the past and significantly closing the gap in performance. We will also compare their progress against their peers in the school and nationally, so that we can judge the impact of our work in this broader context.
Softer impact data is also gathered in the form of parental responses to feedback questionnaires and the annual pupil report as well as anecdotal evidence from parents and students. otherwise unavailable to them.