What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is a Government initiative providing additional funding to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. These include pupils who are entitled to Free School Meals and those looked after by the Local Authority. The premium is provided in order to support these pupils in reaching their potential.
The Government are not dictating how schools should spend this money, but are clear that schools will need to employ the strategies that they know will support their pupils to increase their attainment and ‘close the gap’. Schools will be accountable for closing the gap and outcomes will be published in the school’s performance tables that show the attainment of pupils who receive the pupil premium compared with their peers. They will be called disadvantaged pupils in data published after September 2014.
Pupil premium links
Click here to view the official Government page about Pupil Premium.
Click here to download our Pupil Premium Strategy Report.
Click here to download our Pupil Premium Policy
Did you know?
Did you know that you may be able to help increase our school budget? Register now to make sure we don’t miss out.
The Government is giving money to schools to help children from lower income families do their very best. This funding is called a ‘Pupil Premium’. If you qualify for the benefits listed later on in this letter, you can help increase our school budget by £1343.00 simply by registering. If your child is in Key Stage 2 , this will also enable them to enjoy free school dinners.
Click here to read our Pupil Premium letter for more information.
PE and Sport Premium Grant 2015 – 16
The PE and Sport Premium Grant is devolved funding from central government. This funding must be used to fund improvements to the provision of PE and sport for the benefit of pupils aged 5 – 11 years old in the 2015 – 2016 academic year so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles. In 2015 – 16, schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £8,000 and an additional payment of £5 per pupil.
‘Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this’ (DfE June 2013).
At Oxspring Primary School we believe PE and Sport plays an important role in making healthy, active and energetic members of the community. Our vision is for every pupil to be engaged and enthusiastic in sports from a young age so that they will continue this love of sport into their later lives.
We have welcomed the Government’s announcement to provide additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. We are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE lessons, alongside greater opportunities for sporting competitions and clubs for all our young people.
Click here to download our Sports Premium Overview.