Pupil Premium

All maintained schools in England and Wales are required to report on the impact of the Pupil Premium, a fund given to schools by central government on the basis of need. Pupil Premium funding is intended to support vulnerable groups, such as service children or children from low-income families.

The Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding and the Government believes it is the best way to address underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers. The hope is that funding to tackle disadvantage will reach the pupils who need it most. The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.

Our school uses this funding to deliver activities and provide support to pupils who were eligible as described above, in a variety of ways. Previous funding has been used for:

  • Purchase of Mathletics software for use by PP children at home
  • Purchase of Numicon (maths) resources for use with PP children
  • Purchase of Firm Foundations (SEN) kits for use with PP children
  • Professional development for support staff to run tailored interventions for PP children
  • Provision of additional ELSA support for PP children
  • Provision of additional Social Skills and Friendship Groups for PP children
  • Additional support at lunchtimes
for PP children
  • Provision of SIDNEY interventions for PP children
  • Appointment of Curriculum Support Teachers to provide additional small group tuition to PP children in danger of missing targets or falling below expectations
  • Provision of extra-curricular activities and peripatetic instrument tuition to boost the confidence of PP children
  • Provision of 1:1 tuition to PP children in danger of missing targets

Please see our current allocated funding document to see how our current Pupil Premium money is being spent.

Sports Premium  Funding

The Government now provides extra funding to schools for the promotion of physical exercise within school. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and money goes directly to primary school headteachers 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.

Purpose of funding

Schools have to spend the extra funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this. Possible uses for the funding include:

  • hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside teachers
  • new or additional sport clubs
  • paying for professional sport development  to train and develop school staff
  • paying for sporting opportunities with an outside provider or facility (e.g. swimming, dance coaches)
  • running sport competitions, or increasing participation in school games
  • buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport
  • providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs

Please see our current allocation of funding document to see what our Sports Premium money is being spent on over the coming year