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"To be the best we can be"

The school opens at 8:15am for breakfast club, last entry is 8:30am. Children need to enter school at 8:45am ready to start lessons at 8:55am. Y3/4 enter via the side gate, Y5/6 by the main entrance. Please check the Key Information tab on a regular basis for updated risk assessments. Thank you for your continued support, Mrs. Lakey.

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 2021/2022


From April 2021, the new rates are:


  • £1,345 per primary-aged pupil
  • £955 per secondary-aged pupil


Schools will receive this funding for each pupil registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years.


Schools will receive £2,345 for any pupil:


  • identified in the January 2021 school census or the alternative provision census as having left local authority care as a result of:
    • adoption;
    • a special guardianship order;
    • a child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order);
  • who has been in local authority care for 1 day or more;
  • recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left local authority care).


For pupils who attract the £2,345 rate, the virtual school head of the local authority that looks after the pupil will manage the funding.

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 2020/2021 this is £17,380.


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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