Pupil Premium

Pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. It is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), Looked after Children, children adopted from care and Service Forces children. It also includes pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure).

Pupil Premium funding is available to both mainstream and non-mainstream schools, such as special schools and pupil referral units.

More information can be found here

If you think your child may eligible to receive this additional funding and support but are not sure whether the  school are aware of this, please speak in confidence to Mrs Chalkley, Miss Hanson or Miss Tripp in the school office who will be able to help. Children in Reception, Year One and Year Two may also be eligible for Pupil Premium Funding even if they are already in receipt of Universal Free School Meals. 

Evaluated Pupil Premium Strategy Statement April 2019 – April 2020

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement April 2020-April 2021


Primary PE and Sport Premium

The government provided additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – has been allocated to primary school headteachers. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools but schools have been given the freedom to choose how they do this.

The Headteacher, Staff and Governors are committed to use Government funding to raise the standard of skills and achievement in P.E and recognise that the values taught in P.E can applied across the curriculum.
Our objectives are to ensure that high quality physical education and school sport experience significantly impacts children’s physical, social and cognitive development, their well-being and level of achievement.

Primary PE and Sports Premium

Primary PE and Sport Funding 2020-2021 Evaluation

Primary PE and Sport Funding 2021-2022

Covid Catch Up Funding

Click here: COVID-19 Catch Up Funding Plan and July Evaluation

Funding  Allocation

Schools’ allocations will be calculated on a per pupil basis, providing each mainstream school with a total of £80 for each pupil in years reception through to 11.

As the catch-up premium has been designed to mitigate the effects of the unique disruption caused by coronavirus (COVID-19), the grant will only be available for the 2020 to 2021 academic year. It will not be added to schools’ baselines in calculating future years’ funding allocations.

Use of funds

Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the guidance on curriculum expectations for the next academic year. (See also EEF – School Planning Guide 2020-21 )

Schools have the flexibility to spend their funding in the best way for their cohort and circumstances.

Accountability and monitoring

As with all government funding, school leaders must be able to account for how this money is being used to achieve our central goal of schools getting back on track and teaching a normal curriculum as quickly as possible.

Given their role in ensuring schools spend funding appropriately and in holding schools to account for educational performance, governors and trustees should scrutinise schools’ approaches to catch-up from September, including their plans for and use of catch-up funding. This should include consideration of whether schools are spending this funding in line with their catch-up priorities, and ensuring appropriate transparency for parents. (DfE guidance – Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium – updated 24/08/2020)