Pupil Premium Funding
‘Pupil premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils.’ (DfE)
The Government introduced the Pupil Premium in 2011 to provide additional school funding for disadvantaged children; those children in receipt of free school meals (FSM) and also those who had been looked after (by a local authority) for more than six months.
Since the introduction of the pupil premium grant, changes have been made to the eligibility criteria and the funding levels of the premium. The Pupil Premium has increased from £430 per pupil in 2011–12, to £1,455 per primary pupil. In addition, while eligible Looked After Children previously attracted the same Pupil Premium as those children in receipt of FSM, it has since been enhanced. Current or certain previously Looked After Children each attract £2,530 of funding.
Schools are accountable for the appropriate use of this funding and must ensure it is used effectively to improve achievement of children in school. Spending must be targeted across 3 areas:
- Targeted academic support and
- Wider approaches
Please find our latest Pupil Premium Strategy below:
- Pupil Premium Strategy 2021-2024
- Pupil Premium Strategy 2020-2021 (Reviewed)
- Pupil Premium Strategy 2019-2020 (Reviewed)
- Pupil Premium Strategy 2018-2019 (Reviewed)
Further information can also be found about Pupil Premium on the Education.Gov website.
Catch up Premium Funding 2020-2021
The government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure. This funding includes:
- a one-off universal £650 million catch up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time
- a £350 million National Tutoring Programme to provide additional, targeted support for those children and young people who need the most help, which includes:
Mainstream schools receive £80 for each pupil from reception to year 11 inclusive.
For information regarding our use of the Catch up Premium funding please read our strategy document below.
Sports Premium Funding
Department for Education Vision for the Primary PE and Sport Premium
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 to 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.
Sports Premium Information & Allocations
We are required to publish the percentage of Year 6 pupils who meet the national curriculum requirement to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
For 2021-22 data please see our Sport Premium Impact statement.
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