Pupil Premium & Sports Premium
The Pupil Premium was introduced by the Government in April 2011. It is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. In 2012-13 it was extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However we will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. From September 2012, we have been required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium and the support that they receive.
The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games gave an opportunity to inspire the nation to enjoy sport. The government is determined to secure a significant and lasting legacy from the games, and to develop children’s enjoyment of sport and physical activity from an early age.
Sport should be an important part of any school. Great schools have long known that sporting excellence and participation, alongside strong cultural opportunities, go hand in hand with high academic standards.
Schools, teachers and sporting bodies all agree that particular support is required for primary schools. As a result the Prime Minister has announced £300m funding over 2 years for primary school PE and sport.