Why has the Government introduced Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding and the Government feels that this is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers. The funding is to tackle disadvantage and is targeted towards the pupils that need it most.
Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how it is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low income families.
The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.
Pupil Premium 2018-19
Please click here to find our plans for spending our Pupil Premium funding for 2018-19.
Our information on how we used funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged children in the 2017-18 academic year can be found here.
Sport and PE Funding 2018-19
Our plans for spending our Sport and PE Funding for 2018-19 can be found here.
By clicking here you can see the impact of our Sports and PE funding during the 2017-18 academic year.
% of pupils who achieved each level:
Level One = 12%
Level Two = 66%
National Curriculum = 32%
Level Three = 0%
% of pupil who can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres: 77%
% of pupils who can use recognised survival skills, can pace themselves in floating and swimming challenges related to speed, distance and personal survival and can answer questions on health and safety near water: 32%
% of pupils who can use a range of strokes effectively: 66%