Pupil Premium funding is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement.
These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals and those looked after by the local authority. There is also a smaller amount for children of armed services personnel. This money is allocated to initiatives to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially.
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.
“It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium allocated to schools per Free School Meal pupil, is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility” Dept of Education
All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received, how this is being used, and the impact of any work done. Please find our Pupil Premium reports below:
For more general information regarding Pupil Premium funding for schools, you can read more here on the government website.
In addition to Pupil Premium, the government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years up to 2020 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools.
This funding is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport. Our total funding for the 2015/16 is £8660.
The funding must be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sports provision. Please find below our full reports on how we plan to spend this year’s allocation, how the grant has been spent in previous years and the effect of this expenditure on the educational attainment of those pupils for whom the funding was allocated:
For more general information regarding PE and Sports Premium funding for primary schools, you can read more here on the government website.