The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and in 2012–13 individual schools were allocated funding for children from low-income families who were eligible for free school meals (including those who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years, known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’), looked after children and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces. It is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement.
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
The Government has decided that eligibility for the Pupil Premium in 2014-15 was extended to pupils who have been subject to a residency order or been adopted after being in care since 2005.
The government requires all schools to report on the amount of funding received, how it will be allocated/spent and the effect of this expenditure on pupil attainment.
Measuring the Impact of Pupil Premium
We measure the impact of pupil premium by closely monitoring our teaching and interventions through learning walks, pupil progress meetings, data and work scrutiny. The final impact will be assessed during the Summer term 2019 through analysis of the progress of children eligible for pupil premium compared to other pupils. Reception, Year 2 and Year 6 data will also be compared against national figures. Our Pupil Premium Strategy is reviewed annually at the end of the Summer term and the outcomes are presented to governors in the Autumn term Full Governing Body meeting.
For the academic year 2018 – 2019, Wolsingham Primary School will receive an estimated £28,020 in Pupil Premium funding. In order to continue to raise standards and support vulnerable children. You can view or download our Pupil Premium allocation and find out how this has been used at our school.
- Pupil Premium Strategy 2020-21 and 2019-20 Review
- Pupil Premium Strategy 2019-20 and 2018-19 Review
- Pupil Premium Strategy 2018-19 and 2017-18 Review
- Pupil Premium Strategy 2017-18 and 2016-17 Review
- Pupil Premium Strategy 2016-17
- Pupil Premium Strategy 2015-16
At Wolsingham Primary, we strive to promote healthy and active lifestyles and aim to provide sporting opportunities for all our pupils.Sport Premium is the funding schools receive to increase the quality and breadth of PE and Sport provision, and increasing participation in PE and Sport. It is based upon the number of children of primary age the school has at January of that year.
The Department for Education VISION for the Primary PE and Sport Premium is that:
‘ ALL pupils leaving primary school are physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.’
The funding has been provided to ensure impact against the following OBJECTIVE:
‘To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools. It is important to emphasise that the focus of spending must lead to long lasting impact against the vision (above) that will live well beyond the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding.’
It is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:
- The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles.
- The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for a whole school improvement.
- Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.
- Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.
- Increased participation in competitive sport.
The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
You can view or download our Sports Premium allocation and find out how this has been used at our school.
- Sports Premium 2020-2021
- Sports Premium 2019-2020
- Sports Premium 2018-2019
- Sports Premium 2017-2018
- Sports Premium 2016-2017
Catch Up Premium
As children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19), the government announced funding to support children and young people to catch up. This includes a one-off universal 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. Alongside the universal catch-up premium, the Government are launching a National Tutoring Programme to provide additional, targeted support for those children and young people who need the most help.
Schools’ allocations will be calculated on a per pupil basis, providing each mainstream school with a total of £80 for each pupil in years reception through to 11. Though funding has been calculated on a per pupil or per place basis, we will use the sum available as a single total from which to prioritise support for pupils according to their need.
We will use this funding for specific activities to support our pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the guidance on curriculum expectations for the next academic year.
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