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Pupil Premium and Recovery Premium

Pupil Premium and Recovery Premium

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools to support disadvantaged pupils. Ecclesfield School receives additional funding for Looked-After Children, children who have been adopted from Care, children from Service Families and for every pupil who has received a free school meal over the past 6 years.

If you are not sure whether your child is eligible for free school meals, please click here, where you will also find an application form.

How Pupil Premium Funding supports pupils at Ecclesfield School

If your child is eligible for free school meals, the school also receives ‘Pupil Premium’ funding. This funding helps us to secure the best possible outcomes for pupils through providing high quality teaching and learning. We have based our spending priorities on research, such as the EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit, which provides guidance for schools on how to use their resources to improve the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.

How Can Pupil Premium Funding be Spent?

At Ecclesfield School we have identified three key strands which are advised by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) as best-practice for schools in closing gaps for disadvantaged learners. At Ecclesfield, we recognise that in raising the achievement of disadvantaged students and promoting their wider personal development, we will also raise achievement and wider personal development of all students.

This is how our Pupil Premium allocation will be spent:
1. Teaching  
2. Targeted Academic Intervention 
3. Wider Strategies 

Recovery Premium - On Track Strategy

In February 2021, the government announced a one-off recovery premium as part of its package of funding to support education recovery from Coronavirus. The recovery premium provides additional funding in the academic year 2021 to 2022. Building on the pupil premium, this funding will help schools to deliver evidence-based approaches for supporting disadvantaged pupils.

Ecclesfield School’s Recovery Premium allocation for 2021-2 is £63,510.

We recognise that students who are disadvantaged and/or vulnerable are most likely to be in need of additional support in order to successfully access academic intervention and improved outcomes. Our On Track Strategy falls into the three EEF Tiers (Teaching; Targeted Academic Support and Wider Strategies) and is interlinked with the Pupil Premium Strategy.

Our 2021-2024 Pupil Premium and Recovery Premium Strategy Statement will be published by 1st Dec 2021. You can find the 2020-21 Pupil Premium and Coronavirus Catch Up Premium Statement, including impact review, linked below.