Pupil & Sports Premiums

Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil premium is additional money allocated to schools over and above the main school budget. For each child who is eligible for a Free School Meal (FSM), or have been in the last 6 years, Looked After Children and children whose parents are in the armed forces, a set allocation of money is given to schools. The rationale is as follows:

“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.

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.”

Pupil Premium Strategy 2017

Sports Premium

Sports funding is a new government initiative introduced after the success of the 2012 Olympics. Below is the report of how we spent the funding in previous years.

Sports Funding Report 2017

We believe that sport is very important for our children therefore we provide them with many sporting opportunities. So far we have completed competitions against other schools in orienteering, football and indoor athletics. We have many more planned for the year ahead incluing a dance festival and cricket tournament.

We also believe that it is important to have high quality P.E. within our school therefore we have invested some of our Sports Funding into continuing proffessional development for our teachers. This has proven to be highly effective in raising the ARE of our children's ability within the area of P.E.