Pupil Premium and Covid19 Catch up Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

The pupil premium grant is funding to improve educational outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in state-funded schools in England. In the financial year 2023-24, pupil premium spending will increase to almost £2.9 billion.

We want to support all schools to use the wealth of evidence of ‘what works’, evaluated by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), to use this funding effectively.

School receive the funding based on the number of pupils they have in January each year from the following groups:
  • Free School Meals
  • Looked after or previously looked after children
  • Service Premium
How can schools use the funding?
It is up to school leaders to decide how to spend the pupil premium funding. Evidence suggests that pupil premium spending is most effective when schools use a tiered approach, targeting spending across the following three areas: teaching, academic support and wider approaches.
  • TEACHING: spending is used for the training and professional development of the staff to improve the impact of teaching and learning for all pupils. 
  • ACADEMIC SUPPORT: spending it used to support the pupils succeeding at school and overcoming any barriers to their learning. 
  • WIDER APPROACHES: spending is used to support pupil development for non academic areas such as, breakfast and after school clubs, music lessons, educational trips and visits or speech and language therapy. It is also used for anything which may increase pupil confidence and self esteem, raise their aspirations and benefit non-eligible pupils. 
The EEF (Education Endowment Foundation) supports this tiered approach to spending and is used by Winwick CE as a model of good practice. 
Post Looked After Children
How to apply for Pupil Premium Funding...
If your child is in Key Stage 1, please contact the school office who will support you with this process. They will need the Name of the child/ren and Name, Date of Birth and the NI number of the parents living with the child.
If your child is in Key Stage 2, please see the form below. If you need any support with this, please contact the school office. 
Covid 19 Catch up Premium Funding 
The universal catch-up premium funding is available for all state-funded mainstream and special schools, and alternative provision. 


For primary, middle, secondary and all through local authority-maintained schools, academies and free schools

  • £80 for each pupil aged 4 and over recorded in Reception to Year Group 11 in the October 2019 school census.

The first payment (as set out below) is based on these provisional allocations. Two further payments will  be paid into schools later in the academic year. For primary, middle, secondary and all through local authority-maintained schools, academies and free schools, these will be based on final allocations using pupil numbers from the October 2020 census for mainstream schools. The final allocations could be significantly different to the provisional allocations.


The first payment which will be around 25% of the total amount is paid to local authorities on the 30th September.