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Reflections of Pupil Premium

Sam Freedman, one of the architects of the pupil-premium strategy that is central to school funding for disadvantaged pupils, reflects on how the policy was brought to life – and why it needs to take centre stage once again


Reflections on the pupil premium 11 years after its implementation. The allocation has been eroded due to inflation. Should there be a renewed emphasis on early years premium and on the 'persistently disadvantaged'?