The Pupil Premium grant was introduced in April 2011 to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils. Funding is paid to schools according to the number of pupils who have been registered as eligible for Free School Meals at any point in the last 6 years, or who have been in care (Looked After) for 6 months or longer. A premium has also been introduced for pupils whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.
Our key objective in using Pupil Premium funding is to narrow the gap between pupil groups.
As a school, we have a good track record of ensuring that pupils make progress. Through targeted interventions we are working to eliminate barriers to learning and progress. For pupils who start school with low attainment on entry, our aim is to ensure that they make accelerated progress in order to reach age-related expectations or above as they move through the school.
Use this link to check your eligibility and to apply online:
All pupils leaving primary school should be physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.
The premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements so the provision of PE and sport to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.
It is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators.
- The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school.
- The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement.
- Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.
- Broader experience of a range of sport and activities offered to all pupils.
- Increased participation in competitive sport.
Catch Up funding