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, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’). Schools also receive funding for children who are, or have been, looked after and for children of service personnel.
Schools have the freedom to spend the premium in the way they feel will best support the raising of attainment of the most vulnerable pupils. The aim is to support initiatives that ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially.
The head teacher reports to the governing body on Pupil Premium spending. This includes progress made on narrowing the gap in attainment. The pupil premium strategy will be reviewed in the summer term.
We believe that a varied, innovative, PE curriculum, as well as extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude, academic achievement and wellbeing of all our children.
Please see below for a breakdown of our spending of the Sports Premium funding. The government issues funds to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.