Pupil premium is funding to improve education outcomes for groups of pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that different groups of children face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform to their full potential.
Which children are entitled to Pupil Premium?
Children who have been registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the previous 6 years.
Children who are or have been in care, and children who have a parent who is or was in the armed forces.
Children will be eligible if their parents are in receipt of one or more of the following benefits, which are the benefits used to access eligibility for free school meals:
Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
Support under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
Child Tax Credit (provided they’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
How much additional funding does a school receive per pupil?
Pupil Premium payments are paid for every pupil registered as pupil premium:
Pupils in year groups reception to Year 6 recorded as Ever 6 Free School Meals £1,385
Pupil Premium + Children looked after (CLA) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by an English local authority. £2,410 A proportion of this funding is retained by each LA to pay for services such as the Virtual School. Durham LA retain £645)
Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangement order or a residence order. £2,410 Service children (This group is not considered to be disadvantaged)
Service Premium per pupil Pupils in year groups reception to Year 11 recorded as an Ever 6 service child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence £320
If you feel your child qualifies for Pupil premium funding, please contact the school office who will provide you with the correct forms to check you meet the eligibility criteria.
Our Pupil Premium Champions are; Mr M Robertshaw (Deputy Headteacher) and Mrs M Scott
Sports Premium funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
We will ensure that our sports premium is sustainable by improving the overall quality of PE across the school and maintaining this as we go. We will improve the quality and teaching of PE by providing long term training for staff to ensure that all teaching of PE is good or better and that staff have the required knowledge and skills to do this. This in turn will improve the children’s skills and knowledge of the subject and result in higher levels of enthusiasm and interest for clubs and events. We will also create a feeling of enjoyment for PE in events such as Health and Fitness week and competitions which all of the children can access. The PE leader will closely monitor the delivery and planning of the subject and deliver relevant up to date training for staff as and when necessary.
Our year six cohort 2021-2022 results are as follows.
48% could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
40% could use a range of strokes effectively,
28% perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
Schools can choose to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements. Have you used it in this way? NO
Water safety skills and drowning prevention have been covered in school during PE and RSEH lessons.
You can view or download our Sports Premium allocation and find out how this has been used at our school.
Catch Up Funding
The government has announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up. This includes a one-off universal £650 million catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time. Please see our Catch up Premium Statement for details of how we will spend our funding, including intervention from fully qualified teachers, the employment of an Academic Mentor and joining the Early Years Language Programme.
You can view or download our Catch Up Funding allocation and find out how it is being used at our school