Pupil, Sport and Catch Up Premium

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is designed to ensure that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most and has a positive impact upon narrowing outcome gaps. The funding is allocated to pupils who are looked after, have parents currently in the armed forces or are eligible for free school meals (FSM), including those eligible for FSM at any point in the last 6 years (referred to as FSM Ever 6).

The attainment gap between pupils from deprived backgrounds and their more affluent peers is well documented through all stages of education. After prior attainment, poverty is the single most important factor in predicting a child's future life chances. Even the highest early achievers from deprived backgrounds are overtaken by lower achieving children from advantaged backgrounds by the end of Key Stage One and the likelihood of a pupil eligible for FSM achieving the expected levels of progress are one third those of a non-FSM pupil. The Government therefore believes that making additional funding available to schools will give the poorest children who achieve less well a better start in life.

Sport Premium

Sport Premium is a funding stream paid from the government to ensure all young people have access to high quality PE. The aim is to promote sports and healthier lifestyles for all, both in and out of school, through enhanced provision, improving staff competence in their ability to cater for a wider variety of sports.

To see a breakdown of our sports premium funding and how it is spent please click below:​

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Catch Up Premium

The government has announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up. This includes a one-off universal £650 million catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time.

Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the guidance on curriculum expectations for the next academic year.

Schools have the flexibility to spend their funding in the best way for their cohort and circumstances.

Please view the document below for more information.​