The Pupil Premium is a key lever for closing the attainment gap.

It provides funding, but also focus, setting the achievement of children from disadvantaged backgrounds as a priority for our system.

This clarity is the Pupil Premium’s greatest strength. Educational attainment is the best predictor we have of a young person’s long-term outcomes. The Premium can act as a focal point as schools plan and put in place the strategies that will help their students succeed. This is achieving results in schools across England, but there is undoubtedly more to do to.  This event delivered by staff from Blackpool Research School looks at how schools can implement the findings.