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How to report on the pupil premium
Learn about the changes to your pupil premium reporting requirements for 2021-22, and see examples of other schools' published strategy statements.
You must use the DfE's templates to publish your strategy statement
These templates, along with sample statements to help you fill them out, are available here.
You must fill yours out for 2021/22 by the end of December 2021. The DfE will perform monitoring checks on a sample of schools' published reports.
Primary schools: the DfE doesn't expect you to publish data about phonics, but you might want to review disadvantaged pupils' progress in phonics when drafting your statement.
From September 2021: you must demonstrate the evidence basis for your spending
For the academic year 2021-22, you must show how your spending strategy is informed by research evidence, referring to a range of sources, including the toolkit published by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF). The DfE says this here.
Activities should include those that:
- Support the quality of teaching, such as staff CPD
- Provide targeted academic support, such as tutoring
- Tackle non-academic barriers to success in school, such as attendance, behaviour, and social and emotional support
These are set out on page 9 of the EEF's guide to the pupil premium.
Example statements from schools
We're updating our content to showcase more examples of how primary, secondary and special schools are spending the pupil premium funding in line with the new requirements. We hope to publish it in early May - click 'save for later' at the top of this article to get a notification when we do.
- Longmoor Primary School, Derbyshire
- Cherry Tree Hill Primary School, Derby
- Dacre Braithwaite Church of England Primary School, North Yorkshire
- Swiss Cottage School Development and Research Centre, Camden
- Haymerle School, Southwark
- Beechcliffe Special School, Bradford
This article is based on conditions 7 and 8 of the DfE's pupil premium conditions of grant for 2021-22.
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