The resources on this page are intended to help schools think about how to raise the attainment of under-performing pupils, including those from poorer families.

Schools will decide how to use the Pupil Premium allocation, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils.

Education Endowment Foundation (EEF)

Established to fund bold and innovative approaches to raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils in under-performing schools. It administers the Education Endowment Fund on behalf of the Department.

Sutton Trust–EEF teaching and learning toolkit

This resource, produced by the Sutton Trust and EEF, provides guidance for teachers and schools on how best to use the Pupil Premium to improve the attainment of disadvantaged pupils. The assessments may not reflect the Department's views or current policy. The Sutton Trust and EEF are registered charities independent of Government.

Twelve outstanding secondary schools

This Ofsted report provides some evidence-based answers to why some schools succeed against all odds. It draws from the practice, experience and ambition of 12 consistently outstanding secondary schools.

Twenty outstanding primary schools

This Ofsted report showcases 20 primary schools in very challenging circumstances that have been rated ‘outstanding' at least twice.
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The Pupil Premium: making it work in your school

This Oxford University Press report helps schools identify need and deploy the Pupil Premium to raise achievement and narrow the gap between children from disadvantaged families and their peers.

Joseph Rowntree Foundation    

Joseph Rowntree Foundation is an endowed foundation, which funds a UK-wide research and development programme with a focus on poverty and inequality.