Holmgate Primary School and Nursery

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils. 

School leaders can decide on how to spend their pupil premium (and recovery premium) within the framework set out by the ‘menu of approaches’ from the Department for Education (DFE) and the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF). 

The menu is designed to help schools use their funding effectively to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.

The format of the menu reflects evidence suggesting that pupil premium spending is most effective when used across 3 areas:

  1. high-quality teaching, such as staff professional development
  2. targeted academic support, such as tutoring
  3. wider strategies to address non-academic barriers to success in schools, such as attendance, behaviour, and social and emotional support

The EEF recommends that schools particularly focus their pupil premium on supporting high-quality teaching.

Pupil premium is not a personal budget for individual pupils, and schools are not required to spend all of their allocated grant on eligible pupils.

For further information regarding our Pupil Premium Strategy at Holmgate Primary School and Nursery, please see the document below. 


 Pupil Premium Strategy 23-24.pdfDownload
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