Pupil premium: case study templates and guidance

Read advice on using case studies to show how you're spending your pupil premium, and download our templates to help you write them.

Last reviewed on 1 March 2022
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  1. How to use case studies
  2. Download our case study templates
  3. Get more resources on the pupil premium

How to use case studies

They can be an effective way to:

  • Report to governors or trustees on how you're using the pupil premium and what effect it's having on individual pupils
  • Help inform your teacher training (including early-career teacher training)
  • Share knowledge and experience with other schools (including other academies within your multi-academy trust) 
  • Add context and colour that may not come across through quantitative data alone

You don't need to use case studies in your strategy statement using the DfE's template

This is because the DfE requires you to show how your spending strategy is informed by research evidence, referring to a range of sources including the Education Endowment Foundation's (EEF's) pupil premium guide. The guide states that while case studies may demonstrate your school's experiences, they won't provide evidence for how effective your approach is. 

Read more about the DfE's reporting requirements here.

Adapt them to fit your school's context and reporting