What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium provides additional funding on top of the main funding a school receives. It is targeted at students from disadvantaged backgrounds to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as students from less deprived families. From September 2014, the premium will be worth £1345 (per eligible student) and is allocated to students who at any point in the past 6 years have been in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM);  Schools will receive £2,345 for any pupil: identified in the October 2020 school census or the alternative provision census as having left local authority care as a result of: adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order),who has been in local authority care for 1 day or more or recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left local authority care)

For pupils who attract the £2,345 rate, the virtual school head of the local authority that looks after the pupil will manage the funding.

Finally £310 is allocated to students whose parent/parents are currently serving in the armed forces or are in receipt of a pension from the MoD.

For more information please follow this link:

Pupil premium 2022 to 2023: conditions of grant for local authorities – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Recovery Premium

In 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

Pupil eligibility

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 and mainstream schools will receive: £145 for each eligible pupil

For more information please follow this link

Recovery premium funding – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)


How the Pupil Premium and Recovery Premium is spent is monitored closely, all schools are accountable for the impact of the money spent. The next review is due 31st Dec 21 and will published here.

How will the impact of the spending of the Pupil Premium and Recovery Premium be measured?

The success of the strategy will be measured against the identified outcomes for disadvantaged and vulnerable children. The strategy will focus primarily on the challenges that are having the most significant adverse impact on these groups of children.

It will be reviewed at least annually and our progress will be shared on the school website.

How many pupils at St Catherine’s Catholic Primary School are eligible for the Pupil Premium. Currently 39 pupils at St Catherine’s are eligible for the Pupil Premium, approximately 8% of the total number of students (including 3 children adopted from care). This number is subject change as children join or leave the school.

Pupil Premium allocation 2021/22   £60,835

Recovery Premium 2021/2                £6,090

How will the impact of the spending of the Pupil Premium be measured?

To monitor progress and attainment, measures are included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of students covered by the Pupil Premium. At St Catherine’s, the usual cycle of data collection and the monitoring and tracking of the cohort’s attainment, will be used to inform student progress and enable the early identification of need, support and appropriate intervention

September 2021