Pupil Premium Reviews

We have trained system leaders who are able to undertake pupil premium reviews in schools and are ready to offer support.

A pupil premium review looks at how your school is spending its pupil premium funding. The purpose of the review is to improve your school’s pupil premium strategy, so that you spend the funding on approaches shown to be effective in improving the achievement of disadvantaged pupils.

The reviewer will be an independent, experienced leader with a track record of making these improvements for disadvantaged pupils.

You can commission a review at any time if you want to improve your school’s pupil premium strategy. All schools should consider whether they could benefit from the fresh perspective of an experienced school leader to help them try new approaches or improve current provision to help raise the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils. OFSTED may also recommend that you commission a pupil premium review.

After the review, your school should have an improved strategy for raising the achievement of disadvantaged pupils and spending your pupil premium funding, informed by the recommendations in the review. You should write the strategy with the system leader and they should have an opportunity to comment on a draft of the strategy. The strategy should be agreed by your governing body or trustees. Further support can then be provided from the system leader if needed.

Pupil premium reviews are bespoke for each school but may typically take between 2-4 days, however this is dependant on the context and needs of the school. Payment for the review, and any subsequent follow-up or support, can be made be using your pupil premium funding or any other part of your school’s budget.


If you wish to start the process of commissioning a pupil premium review or would like more information, then please contact stacey@equatetsa.co.uk