Narrowing the Gap – Pupil Premium

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The documents below should provide you with the most up-to-date information and resources on the various Pupil Premiums as well as the National Pupil Premium Awards. Click on the titles below to access the documents.


NEW! Guide to Effective Pupil Premium reviews from the Teaching Schools Council.

Pupil Premium FAQs

The Pupil Premium – How Schools are Spending the Funding - 2013

Pupil Premium Report – 2012

The Pupil Premium – Analysis and challenge tools for schools

Ofsted Pupil Premium LA update – 2014 (with North Lincs highlighted).

Using the Pupil Premium effectively: an evidence-based approach to closing the gap – an article by John Dunford

Research from The Sutton Trust on Pupil Premium and use of the EEF Toolkit (July 2015) The Pupil Premium – Next Steps 

Service Premium - designed to support children with parents serving in the regular British armed forces.The Service Children in State Schools (SCISC) handbook is a guide for teachers and other professionals to the specific issues relating to the needs of children of service personnel.


Useful contacts

Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) – From April 2015, nurseries, schools, childminders and other childcare providers have been able to claim extra funding through the Early Years Pupil Premium to support children’s development, learning and care. For further info please look at the North Lincs website:

For best practice use of the EYPP please look at the EEF’s Early Years toolkit:

Adoption Pupil Premium - FAQs and case studies.


The Pupil Premium Awards reward schools across the country that have introduced evidence-based interventions to improve outcomes for their disadvantaged pupils. Entry is automatic but if you qualify you will be asked if you wish to proceed to the award stage. There are qualifying prizes as well as regional and national prizes worth thousands of pounds. Click the link to find out more about eligibility and timescales for 2016. Q & A

You can also apply for a high aspiration award of £25,000. This is an award designed to reward those schools that have excelled in improving outcomes for their most able disadvantaged pupils, in the context of improving attainment for all of their pupils.

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