What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.

In the 2016 to 2017 financial year, schools will receive funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:

Schools will also receive funding for each pupil identified in the spring school census as having left  local-authority care because of one of the following:

  • adoption
  • a special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order
  • a residence order
  • Children who have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more also receive pupil premium funding.

See below for a report on how we have used this funding.

What is Sports Funding?

The government is spending over £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools over the 4 academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 , 2015 to 2016 and 2016 to 2017.

Schools can choose how they use the funding, for example to:

  • hire specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers during PE lessons
  • support and involve the least active children by running after-school sports clubs and holiday clubs
  • provide resources and training courses in PE and sport for teachers
  • run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation
  • run sports activities with other schools.

See below for a report on how we have used this funding.