Pupil Premium Strategy

FAO: Pupil Premium Strategy Leader, Pastoral Leader, Headteacher, Chair of Governors

In preparation for Governor training around use of the pupil premium strategy, two experienced Governors looked at some strategies on Enfield school websites.  They discovered that some schools are not using the correct template and even more worrying are not using evidence-based interventions.  The correct template has been attached to this update.  There is guidance about how to use the premium here:  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pupil-premium

You must publish a strategy for the school’s use of the pupil premium. DfE has published templates to help schools present their pupil premium strategy statements.  You may wish to plan your pupil premium use over 3 years. You should aim to update the online strategy statement by the end of the autumn term each year to reflect your plans for the academic year after assessing the needs of your pupils, both new and existing.

For the current academic year, you must include:

  • your school’s pupil premium grant allocation amount
  • a summary of barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils and how pupil premium is spent to overcome those barriers, including the reasons for that approach
  • how you will measure the effect of the pupil premium
  • the date of the next review of the school’s pupil premium strategy

For the previous academic year, you must include:

  • how you spent the pupil premium allocation
  • the effect of the expenditure on eligible and other pupils

The DFE understands that evaluating the pupil premium’s impact in the 2019 to 2020 academic year will present difficulties as a result of reduced numbers of pupils having attended between March and July 2020.  Instead, schools may wish to monitor and report on the grant’s impact at the end of the current financial year, bearing in mind their duty to update this information at least annually, covering the whole period since September 2019.


Lucy Nutt

Head of SEYIS