Pupil premium: 3-year strategic plan

Use our template and guidance to help you develop your 3-year pupil premium strategy.

Last reviewed on 2 May 2023
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  1. Develop a multi-year strategy
  2. Download our template
  3. How to set your strategy
  4. Decide on your top challenges
  5. Write a success criterion for each challenge

Develop a multi-year strategy

The DfE recommends using a multi-year strategy, such as one covering a 3-year period, rather than conducting full annual reviews. 

This is according to page 5 of its guidance for school leaders on using the pupil premium (see the second document).

Download our template

Note: you still need to publish your annual pupil premium strategy statement using the DfE's template. This will cover the headlines of your 3-year strategy.

Use our template below to help you get your ducks in a row before filling out the DfE's template.

Our template will help you to:

  • Decide what your long-term strategy is, before covering the headlines in your annual strategy statement
  • Take a long-term view of what support you'll use the pupil premium grant to provide
  • Align your plan with your wider school improvement strategy
KeyDoc: 3-year pupil premium strategy template DOC, 257.5 KB

Top tip

Add your 3-year pupil premium plan to your school improvement plan.

You must demonstrate how your pupil