Introduced in 2011, the pupil premium is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to improve the attainment of disadvantaged children.
This is based on research showing that children from low income families perform less well at school than their peers.
Often, children who are entitled to pupil premium face challenges such as poor language and communication skills, lack of confidence and issues with attendance and punctuality. The pupil premium is intended to directly benefit the children who are eligible, helping to narrow the gap between them and their classmates.
Primary schools are given a pupil premium for:
Free school meals are available to pupils based on the following benefits:
If you think you may be eligible, please complete this short application.
How is it spent?
Schools can choose how to spend their pupil premium money, as they are best placed to identify what would be of most benefit to the children who are eligible.
The PE and sport premium is a government-funding stream designed to help primary schools improve the quality of PE and sport activities they offer. Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6, or in cases where schools do not follow year groups (for example, in some special schools), the number of pupils aged 5 to 10.
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer. There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:
Swimming & Water Safety Attainment
2019-2021 No Data (No Swimming due to COVID-19)