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Premium Allocations

This section contains reports outlining how the 'Pupil Premium' money is being used to enrich the learning experiences and levels of achievement of children in our school. 


It is vitally important that you share with us information if you think your child may be eligible for Pupil Premium - if you are in receipt of certain benefits this may be the case.




School Accountability

The Pupil Premium is paid to schools as they are best placed to assess what additional provision children need. OFSTED inspections report on how schools use the funding to affect the outcomes for disadvantaged pupils.

Performance Tables also hold schools accountable, with data on:
1. The attainment of pupils who attract the funding
2. The progress made by these pupils
3. The gap in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.

The Department for Education reward schools whose use of Pupil Premium has significantly improved the attainment of disadvantaged pupils with Pupil Premium Awards.

For more information please see: 

Department For Education



Pupil Premium Funding 2024/2025


From April 2024, the new rates are:


  • £1,480 per primary-aged pupil
  • £1,050 per secondary-aged pupil


Pupils who are recorded as eligible for free school meals, or have been recorded as eligible in the past 6 years, including eligible children of families who have no recourse to public funds (NRPF).


Schools will receive £2,570 for any pupil:

  • children looked after by local authorities, referred to as looked-after children
  • children previously looked after by a local authority or other state care, referred to as previously looked-after children


From 1 April 2023, pupil premium eligibility for pupils who have been adopted from care or have left care will include children adopted from state care or equivalent from outside England and Wales.

Funding for looked-after children will be paid to the local authority and should be managed by the virtual school head in consultation with the child’s school.


How much is the premium allocation? 


DfE guidance on the conditions of the PE and sport grant for the academic year explains that allocations will be calculated using the number of pupils in years 3 to 6 as we are a Junior school.  For 2022/2023 this is £17170.


How we use the PE and Sport Premium


The Department for Education states that schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer. This academic year we propose to make the following improvements to the quality of PE in line with the guidance from the DfE: 


  • hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers to upskill them
  • provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
  • introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport
  • support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
  • run sport competitions
  • increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • run sports activities with other schools
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