Pupil Premium and Sports 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, Mrs Benjamin 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. 

Pupil Premium Statement April 2021- April 2022 EVALUATION

Pupil Premium Statement Mersham Primary School 2022-2025

Primary P.E. & Sport Premium

The government provided additional funding to improve provision of physical education (P.E.) 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 P.E. 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 PE plan for 2022-2023 PLANNED EXPENDITURE

Catch Up Funding

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.