Pupil Premium is a payment made to schools by the Government. It makes up part of the school’s funding, is received into our budget and is made available for use throughout the whole school. Schools are free to decide how to allocate this funding to best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.
Pupil premium is given to schools to raise attainment of pupils eligible for free school meals (or those that have been eligible within the last 6 years). It was first introduced in April 2011. Since then the amount schools receive has increased and schools must carefully plan, monitor and evaluate how this money is allocated.
From this year, we will be looking at a 3 year strategy to move away from “time-consuming” full annual reviews. Instead we will look at a “multi-year approach”, such as one review covering a three-year period, with “light touch” annual reviews. Thus following the DFE’s directive which would help schools take a longer view of the support the grant would provide and “align their plan with the wider school improvement strategy”. We will still summarise annually though due to the changes to the Pupil Premium year on year.
Sport is a huge part of everything we do at Appleby Primary School. We invest carefully in CPD for staff, create opportunities for competition (both internal and external) and buy appropriate resources and equipment so PE and Sport can enjoyed and accessed by all.
Sports Premium funding is money allocated to school to improve the health, wellbeing and academic achievement of children through sports and activities. Sport is an important part of our curriculum and extra curriculum provision at Beaconside. We aim to deliver high quality Physical Education teaching and a wide and varied range of sports and activities for children after school.
Each school receives a lump sum and money per pupil. For 2022-23 this is £16,000 plus an additional £10 per eligible pupil. This means Appleby Primary School receives around £17,500 to support to spend on PE and Sport provision.
Funding is carefully considered and invested in the following areas