Pupil Premium and Recovery Premium Funding
Recovery Premium Funding
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 for 2021/2022 and 2022/2023 academic years. Building on the pupil premium, this funding will help schools to deliver evidence-based approaches for supporting disadvantaged pupils.
George Tomlinson has been allocated a combined pupil premium (£108,945) and recovery funding (£5981) of £114,926 for 2022/2023.
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 are calculated on a per pupil basis.
Schools should spend this premium on evidence-based approaches to supporting pupils. In line with the Education Endowment Foundation’s pupil premium guide, 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