Pupil Premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils. Pupil Premium funding is allocated to schools on a yearly basis. Our Pupil Premium Strategy outlines how we spend this money to best support our learners who have experienced or who are experiencing disadvantage. We spend our Pupil Premium funding effectively across the following three areas:
high-quality teaching, such as staff professional development
targeted academic support, such as tutoring
wider strategies to address non-academic barriers to success in schools, such as attendance, behaviour, and social and emotional support
The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) recommends that schools particularly focus their pupil premium on supporting high-quality teaching.
Service Pupil Premium
Service Pupil Premium is additional funding for schools, but it is not based on disadvantage. Pupils are eligible if they meet one or more of the following criteria:
one of their parents is serving in the regular armed forces (including pupils with a parent who is on full commitment as part of the full-time reserve service, and also pupils whose parent is serving in the armed forces of another nation and is formally stationed in England) – and they are recorded in the October school census as being a ‘service child’
they have previously been registered as a ‘service child’ in any school census in the last 6 years
one of their parents died while serving in the armed forces, and the pupil receives a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme or the War Pensions Scheme
This funding is primarily to help with pastoral support. It can also be used to help improve the academic progress of eligible pupils if the school deems this to be a priority.
PE & Sport Premium
Schools have a central role to play in supporting all children and young people to live healthy active lives. This is particularly true of primary school where the foundations of positive and enjoyable participation in regular physical activity should be established.
We use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE, sport and physical activity we provide. This money allows us to provide additional PE activities for the children, new resources, training for staff and funding for access to competitive sports.
This means that the PE & Sport Premium is used to:
develop or add to the PE, physical activity and sport activities that our school already offers
build capacity and capability within our school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years