Crown Wood Primary

Crown Wood
Primary School

Pupil Premium & Recovery Premium Strategy Statement

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is additional funding paid to schools for their pupils who have received Free School Meals (FSM) anytime in the last 6 years.  This group includes those children who are currently in receipt of free school meals, Children being Looked After (CLA) and children of service families.

If you believe you are entitled to Free School Meals (FSM), please use the Online Free School Meal Checker.  The system allows you to check your eligibility online, without having to complete and submit the paper copy of the form.  The link to the online application system can be found at

Recovery Premium

The recovery premium grant is part of the government’s package of funding to support pupils whose education has been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19).  It is a time-limited grant providing over £300m of additional funding for state-funded schools in the 2021 to 2022 academic year and £1bn across the 2022 to 2023 and 2023 to 2024 academic years.

It is focused on pupil premium eligible pupils because of the additional impact of the pandemic on these students.  However, schools can use it to deliver evidence-based approaches for supporting any pupil based on an assessment of individual need.


In the 2022-23 academic year, Crown Wood received £11,745.  In 2023-24, we will recieve £12,760.


The children are assessed on an on-going basis with summative assessments made at the end of each term.  In addition, we use PIXL tests in reading, grammar, punctuation and spelling and mathematics to inform teacher judgements.  These tests provide a 'standardised score' and 'question level analysis' allowing us to track progress and identify gaps. 

Statutory assessments are undertaken at the end of EYFS, Year 2 and Year 6.  In addition, the children have a phonics check in Year 1 and Multiplications Tables Check in Year 4. 

Strategy Statement

A copy of the current report, detailing the school context, the impact of both grant on standards and our strategy for this school year, can be found below.

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