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The Pupil Premium: conditions of grant 2021 to 2022 for local authorities (guidance)


The Pupil premium: conditions of grant 2021 to 2022 for local authorities (guidance), published on 30 March, includes new requirements for pupil premium strategies in terms of use of evidence and accountability.

‘7. Use of evidence

From academic year 2021 to 2022, schools must demonstrate how their spending decisions are informed by research evidence, making reference to a range of sources including the Education Endowment Foundation’s toolkit. In line with the EEF’s 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; and
  • tackle non-academic barriers to success in school, such as attendance, behaviour and social and emotional support.


8. Accountability

To comply with School Information regulations, maintained schools are required to publish an updated pupil premium strategy annually. All schools must use the templates available on GOV.UK to publish their 2021 to 2022 pupil premium strategy, by the end of December 2021. The Department for Education will undertake monitoring checks on a sample of schools’ published reports.’


The primary template, and example, on the DfE website is incorrect Amended versions can be found below. Further information will be shared at the primary briefings in May.

Primary PP Strategy Statement – example

Primary PP Strategy Statement - template

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