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Bridge Hall Primary School Where Every Child Matters and Every Day Counts

Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?


Pupil Premium is extra money for schools, to help disadvantaged pupils of all abilities achieve their full potential.

The amount of pupil premium funding schools receive is decided by how many disadvantaged pupils they have. Schools receive funding per Pupil Premium-eligible child.


Following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, a Recovery Premium Grant was also introduced.

Recovery Premium is a time-limited grant which provides over £300million of additional funding for state-funded schools in the 2021 to 22 academic year and is providing a further £1billion across the 2022 to 23 and 2023 to 24 academic years.



Who is eligible for Pupil Premium and Recovery Premium?


To be eligible for Pupil Premium or Recovery Premium, pupils must be:

  • Currently eligible for free school meals (FSM) or have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last 6 years
  • Looked after by the local authority
  • Previously looked after by the local authority or other state care.


Pupil Premium and Recovery Premium are not a personal budget for eligible pupils.

Schools can also use the funding to support non-eligible pupils where they have identified needs, for example pupils who have or have had a social worker or are a carer.

In addition, schools can use the funding on whole class approaches, for example high-quality teaching, which will also benefit non-disadvantaged pupils.


At Bridge Hall Primary School:


We spend the Pupil and Recovery Premium in line with a 'menu' of approaches, based on expert evidence of what works when it comes to improving the outcomes of disadvantaged children.

We allocate spending across the following three key areas:


  • Support high-quality teaching, such as staff professional development
  • Provide targeted academic support, such as tutoring
  • Tackle non-academic barriers to academic success, such as difficulties with attendance, behaviour, and social and emotional wellbeing.


For a detailed review of our school strategy please follow the link below.

Pupil Premium Strategy 2022-2025