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Pupil Premium Strategy

Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools for the purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families. It is intended to enable schools to provide targeted support to help children reach their full potential.

Funding is allocated for children who are looked after by the Local Authority and for every child who is registered for Free School Meals.

Purpose of Pupil Premium (from the DfE Website)

  • The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
  • In most cases, the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
  • Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. New measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by Pupil Premium.

Click here to view our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement.

Sports Premium Funding & Allocation

In March 2013 the government announced that it was to provide additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools in England – The Primary PE & Sport Premium. For more information from the government website, click here.

What is Sports Premium?

The Government has provided funding to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. This funding is being jointly provided by Department for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
 
Typical things that you can use your sports funding for according to the government  website are:
  • hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
  • provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
  • introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport
  • support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change for life clubs 
  • run sport competitions
  • increase pupils’ participation in school sports games 
  • run sports activities with other schools

Sports Premium Funding for 2020-21:

We received a £38,271 grant for Sports Premium funding for 2020-2021.
Click here to view the full Action Plan for 2020-21 which includes how funding has been allocated.