Pupil Premium and Recovery Funding

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is additional funding to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low-income and other disadvantaged families and their peers.  Recovery Funding is additional funding to address gaps in attainment that have grown wider as a result of the partial closure of schools in 2020 and 2021 and is based on the number of pupils in the school who qualify for PPG.


The PPG is aimed at Reception to Year 11 pupils who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM).  This category now includes any child who has been registered for FSM in the past 6 years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).

The funding also covers children in care aged 4–15 who have been looked after continuously for more than 6 months. These are referred to as Children Looked After (CLA).

A service premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are serving in the armed forces.

We always ensure that matters regarding the use of the Pupil Premium fund are treated sensitively and with discretion.

In the academic year 2023-24, Ecclesbourne Primary School will have an allocation of £267,720 based on last year’s pupil numbers.

In the academic year 2023-24, Ecclesbourne Primary School will have an allocation of £27,115 of recovery funding based on the number of pupils qualifying for PPG.

Ecclesbourne Primary School PPG Strategy plan for the academic year 2023/24

There were no end-of-key stage tests in 2020 or 2021 due to the partial closure of schools.  Trends in previous external data, internal data and in response to learning audits post-Lockdown have identified key challenges which we aim to overcome using our additional funding this academic year.  These are outlined in our PPG strategy plan, which is attached here:

First published on 17th October, 2017 and modified 19th March, 2024

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