Pupil & Sport Premium
The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings, children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and children from Services families. This also includes any pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years.
Schools are free to spend their Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, we will be held to account for how we have used the additional funding to narrow the gap for these targeted pupils. We are required to publish online how we have used the premium. This is to ensure that parents and other stakeholders are made fully aware of the impact of this additional resourcing on learning and achievement outcomes within our school.
What is the Sports Premium?
The Government is providing funding directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. The funding is ring-fenced and can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools. The amount of PE and sport funding which schools receive is based upon the number of children they have in Years 1-6.
When a school receives an Ofsted Inspection, they will assess how schools spend their PE and sports funding. Governors and the schools improvement partner will also ask about and assess how the funding is spent in between Ofsted inspections.
Detailed information about PE and sports funding for Primary Schools can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pe-and-sport-premium-for-primary-schools
What is the purpose of the funding? Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer. This means that you should use the premium to:
- Develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
- Make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years