How to report on the pupil premium

Get to grips with your pupil premium reporting requirements for 2024/25, and see examples of other schools' published strategy statements.

Last reviewed on 18 June 2024See updates
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  1. You must use the DfE's template to publish your strategy statement on your website
  2. You must spend the pupil premium on 'evidence-informed' activities
  3. See examples of statements from schools

You must use the DfE's template to publish your strategy statement on your website

You can find the template on the DfE website. 

When you must publish your statement

You must complete and publish your strategy statement for the 2024/25 academic year by the end of December 2024.

The DfE will perform monitoring checks on a sample of schools' published statements.

What your statement must include

  • An overview of your school and pupil premium details, including the:
    • Number of pupils in school
    • Proportion of eligible pupils
    • Years your strategy covers
  • A funding overview, covering:
    • Pupil premium and recovery premium allocations for this academic year
    • Pupil premium carried forward from previous years
    • Total budget for this academic year

You must also include for the current academic year (part A of the template):

  • A statement of intent
  • A summary of the main challenges to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils
  • The outcomes you're aiming for by the end of this strategy plan
  • How the pupil premium allocation will be spent to address those challenges and the evidence/reasons for your approach

And for the previous academic year (part B of the template), you must:

  • Outline the performance of your disadvantaged pupils
  • Explain how you've assessed disadvantaged pupils' performance
  • Include the names of any non-DfE programmes you purchased in the previous academic year

Part B also includes optional sections on the service pupil premium and space for you to provide any further information you think is important.

This is outlined in the DfE's guidance on the pupil premium. You can also see example statements for primary, secondary and special schools.

Academies: check if your funding agreement requires you to publish anything different.

You must spend the pupil premium on 'evidence-informed' activities

Activities must be chosen from the DfE's menu of approaches, which is in line with the Education Endowment Foundation's (EEF's) tiered approach.

The EEF recommends that you prioritise approaches that support and promote high-quality teaching in schools. However, the exact balance of spending between categories will vary depending on:

  • Your pupils' specific needs
  • The size of your pupil premium cohort 

The DfE says this in the conditions of grant.

See examples of statements from schools

Please note: in the links below, see the most recent statements for examples that are in the required format. Statements from previous years may not be published using the template.

Primary schools

Secondary schools

Special school

Article Updates

18 June 2024

In line with the latest pupil premium guidance and conditions of grant, we have:

  • Added the publication deadline for the 2024/25 academic year
  • Set out how the pupil premium must be spent (and linked to our more detailed article on this)

There have been no changes to requirements.

4 April 2023

We updated this article in line with the latest guidance for the 2023-24 financial year.

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