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Last reviewed on 14 September 2020
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Learn about the changes to your pupil premium reporting requirements due to coronavirus, and use our template to help you report to parents and governors on your spending.

Coronavirus: flexibility in reporting requirements 

The DfE understands that due to coronavirus and school closures, it won't be possible for you to evaluate the impact of your pupil premium for all of the 2019/20 academic year.

Instead, they say you should monitor and report on the grant's impact at the end of the 2020/21 financial year. This report should cover the whole period between September 2019 and March 2021, but you can give most detail about the grant’s use and impact for the period between September 2020 and March 2021. (Note that if you want, you can include any changes you made to your pupil premium spending due to coronavirus.)

We've updated our template below to reflect the information you can provide to demonstrate impact and report on spending. 

You'll still need to write and publish your strategy statement that includes your plans for the 2020/21 academic year. 

A DfE adviser gave us this information. 

Download our template

It's up to your headteacher to decide how you report the pupil premium - there's no required format. 

However, you must publish certain information online. Use our template to help you:

  • Comply with these publishing requirements - put it on your website
  • Report to parents and governors

If you're an academy you'll likely need to publish the same information, although check your funding agreement which will specify exactly what you must publish.

Examples from schools

Primary schools

Secondary schools

Special schools


This article is based on guidance from the Department for Education and from the Teaching Schools Council.

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