Sports Premium and Pupil Premium funding

Pupil Premium Grant

The Government introduced the Pupil Premium Grant in April 2011. This grant, which is in addition to main school funding, is seen by the government as the best way to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their peers.

The Pupil Premium is allocated directly to schools and schools must decide how the Pupil Premium is best spent.  We use the following underlying principles 

  • We have high expectations of all learners and work hard to identify and remove barriers to learning for all pupils.

  • We focus our funding on improving outcomes in English and mathematics as well as through our enquiry based wider curriculum

  • We have a whole school ethos of ‘aspire, believe, achieve’ This encourages staff and children to aim high in all that they do.

  • We use educational research and evidence to help us to decide which strategies are likely to be most effective in overcoming barriers to learning.

  • We promote the power of positive mindsets in our pupils to help inspire them to have determination and self belief, so they can meet their full potential.

  • We believe in the life changing power of education. Our children deserve the best quality teachingand learning in order to reach their potential.

  • We adopt a forensic approach when considering whether the correct provision is in place for children who are eligible for the pupil premium.

  • We focus on providing high quality training and support to all staff so they are able to meet the needs of all pupils

  • We deploy staff effectively to ensure the best possible support for pupils’ learning.

  • We have systems in place which carefully monitor, manage and support good behaviourand attendance for all our pupils. 

  • We recognise the importance of the partnership between home and school. We work hard to engage parents and carers in their child’s learning 

  • We believe in using the funding to broaden horizons for all our children, we recognise the value of additional educational experiences and the role of learning beyond the classroom.

  • To find out more about our use of the Pupil Premium Grant please see below:

Sports Premium funding

Update on Spending March 2021

Please find here the latest Sports Premium spend to March 2021.  Any additional costings made over the next of couple of terms which will be on the final 2020- 2021 Sports Premium Speding report. 

The Department for Education (DfE) have contacted schools to let them know that they have extended the 31st March deadline for spending the Primary PE and sport premium funding that was carried forward from the 2019/20 academic year. Read here to see what the Association for Physical Education said.

Schools will now have until the end of this (2020/21) academic year to spend the carried forward funding, in line with the deadline for spending this year’s Primary PE and sport premium allocation.

Updated DfE guidance and conditions of grant documents will be uploaded to GOV.UK az it is made available