The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
From April 2012, the government extended Pupil Premium funding to children eligible for free school meals at any point in the past 6 years. For the 2015 to 2016 financial year, funding for the Pupil Premium has increased to £2.545 billion.
For the current school year (2016/17), schools will receive £1,320 per eligible pupil of primary-school age.
Selwyn was a national finalist in the Pupil Premium Awards competition in 2015. This competition rewards schools that have made particularly good use of their Pupil Premium funding.
All schools in receipt of Pupil Premium funding are required to publish details of how the school spends its Pupil Premium funding, and the effect this has had on the attainment of the pupils who attract the funding.
Reports must include:
Our reports are available as downloads on this page.
The Pupil Premium is paid to schools as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need.
Ofsted inspections report on how schools’ use of the funding affects the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.
The government also holds schools to account through performance tables, which include data on:
PE and sports premium is allocated to schools by the government, based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6. The object of the funding is for schools to be able to ‘make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sports that they offer’ (gov.uk).
The current allocation is £8,000 per school, with an additional £5 per pupil. Our school is thus eligible for an additional payment of approximately £1,900, based on our current pupil numbers in these year groups.
How we use the PE and Sport Premium funding
Given the aim of the funding, we ensure that it is used to deliver improvements, over and above the quality PE and sports teaching that we already provide at Selwyn.
Areas where we use our funding includes:
At Selwyn, we are currently hold a Silver Award in the School Games scheme. The School Games gives primary (from year 3) and secondary students the chance to compete at school and regional levels with the most talented competing at a national level. The competition is open to all and encourages young people to participate in competitive sport across all levels of ability and experience. Disabled sports are included at every level of the competition. The scheme includes a number of partners, who work together to ensure the best outcomes for the children.
As a recipient of PE and sport premium funding, we publish details of how we spend this money, and the effect it has had on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment.
These reports are available as downloads on this page