Mersham Primary School

Pupil Premium and Sports Premium

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 2020 – April 2021

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement April 2021 – April 2022

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.

Evidencing the Impact of the Primary PE and Sport Premium 2020 – 2021

Evidencing the Impact of Primary PE and Sport Premium PLAN 2021 – 2022 

Catch Up Funding Premium

In June 2020 the government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up on missed learning caused by coronavirus (COVID19). This is especially important for the most vulnerable pupils and pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds who we know have been most affected.