Recovery Premium Funding
In February 2021, the government announced a one-off recovery premium as part of its package of funding to support education recovery.
The recovery premium provides additional funding for state-funded schools in the 2021 to 2022 academic year. Building on the Pupil Premium, this funding will help schools to deliver evidence-based approaches for supporting disadvantaged pupils. Padiham Primary School received £9700 in recovery premium for the academic year 2021/22.
All schools that are eligible for pupil premium are eligible for recovery premium. This includes mainstream primary, secondary and all through local authority-maintained schools, academies and free schools serving children aged 4 to 15.
The recovery premium will be allocated using the same data as the pupil premium. This means the following pupils will attract recovery premium funding to schools:
• pupils who are eligible for free school meals (FSM)
• pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years
• children looked after by local authorities and referred to as looked-after children (LAC)
• post looked-after children (post-LAC)
Using recovery premium funding
Schools should spend this premium on evidence-based approaches to support pupils. In line with the Education Endowment Foundations pupil premium guide, activities should include those that:
• support the quality of teaching, such as staff professional development
• provide targeted academic support, such as tutoring
• deal with non-academic barriers to success in school, such as attendance, behaviour and social and emotional support
• Like the pupil premium, schools can:
• spend the recovery premium on a wider cohort of pupils than those who attract the funding
• direct recovery premium spending where they think the need is greatest
For more details on how this recovery premium, alongside pupil premium, will be used to improve outcomes for our pupils, please see the Pupil Premium Strategy Statement, under Pupil Premium.