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This blog post was published under the 2015-2024 Conservative Administration

School leaders tips on their pupil premium strategy  

The deadline of 31st of December, for schools to publish their annual pupil premium strategy statement to their website, is fast approaching. You can access the DfE strategy statement template and guidance documents here. 

In the lead up to the deadline, you may be seeking advice and guidance from your peers about how to develop and implement an effective pupil premium strategy for your school.  In all 3 blogs linked below, school leaders explain how they use pupil premium funding to improve the educational outcomes of disadvantaged pupils in their schools.  

Pupil Premium Strategy: We prioritise understanding our pupils’ key barriers to learning 

Members of staff at NEAT Academy Trust explain how they diagnose the complex needs of their disadvantaged pupils and identify the resources needed to support them.  

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A 360 overview of our Pupil Premium Strategy 

Male teacher talking with pupils outside school

Jane Elsworth, the director and deputy headteacher of Huntington Research School, along with her colleague Julie Kettlewell, the assistant director and assistant headteacher, give us a full breakdown of their pupil premium strategy from start to finish. 

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A headteacher’s top tips to effectively manage Pupil Premium funding 

Clare Greene, an executive headteacher in the South West of England and evidence lead in education for West Somerset Research School, tells us her tips about how to effectively managing Pupil Premium funding  

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Further reading: 

Pupil premium: overview - GOV.UK ( 

Pupil premium: allocations and conditions of grant 2023-24 - GOV.UK ( 

Using pupil premium: guidance for school leaders ( 

Guidance reports | EEF ( 

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