The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their children who are entitled to Free School Meals (FSM) and those who have previously been eligible for FSM in the past six years.
Pupil Premium is also allocated for children who have been looked after by the local authority continuously for more than six months.
Currently, schools receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:
£1,320 for pupils in reception year to year 6
Schools will also receive £1,900 for each pupil identified as having left local-authority care because of 1 of the following:
- a special guardianship order
- a child arrangements order
- a residence order
Children who have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more also attract £1,900 of pupil premium funding. Funding for these pupils is managed by the virtual school head in the local authority that looks after the child.
Its purpose is to make sure these pupils, who statistically, do not do as well as other pupils make excellent progress with their learning during their time at school and leave with exam results which are as good as or better than other children.
The attached report shows how we have used our pupil premium funding in the previous school year and what impact it has had. It also shows how we plan to use this funding in this school year.
If your child is entitled to free school meals or is in the care of the local authority and you want to find out more about what progress your child is making in school, do contact your child’s class teacher.
Following the London Olympics, central government allocated all schools some additional funding to promote sport and PE in schools.
The purpose of the sports premium is to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport. And in the 2016 to 2017 academic year, to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.
For the academic year 2016 to 2017, schools with 17 or more pupils receive £8,000 plus £5 per pupil
How the school is spending the sports premium can be seen in the report below: