The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.
We will receive funding for each pupil registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years.
PE & Sports Premium Grant
This funding is given from the Government per academic year (September - July). Schools must spend the funding to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils, but they are free to choose the best way of using the money.
For example, you can use your funding to:
- hire specialist PE teachers
- hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
- provide existing staff with teaching resources to help them teach PE and sport
- support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs.
- run sport competitions.
- run sports activities with other schools
Catch-Up Funding Grant
Key Priorities for 2020/21 Catch-Up Funding
A - Identify pupils most at risk of not reaching their full potential in reading, writing and maths and design bespoke packages of catch-up intervention to support accelerated progress.
B - Create opportunities for subject leaders to identify pupil needs, and receive funding to enable them to provide pupils with enhanced curriculum offers to develop their knowledge and understanding.
C - Identify pupils who have not had access to the technology required during lockdown to fully engage with the Remote Learning approaches, and develop an enhanced curriculum, supported by technology to accelerate progress and enable them to ‘catch up’.
D - Support Year 6 so that the curriculum encourages rapid progress to ensure pupils soon operate at age-related expectations, with enhanced provision in place for ‘key marginal’ pupils.
E - Develop programmes of health and well-being support for pupils who have identified needs, to ensure a smooth transition back into school life as well as providing support with life outside school/for the wider family as required.
The school budget runs from 1st April to 31st March each year. Kirklees advise us of our budget allocation in February and at that point we look at what we will spend the money on.
The Senior Leadership Team and Governors are involved in making decisions about how the funding is spent, they look at the costs involved in delivering the School Development / Improvement Plan, the requirements of maintaining the premises and paying the staffing costs.
The School Business Manager manages and monitors the spending carefully throughout the year to ensure that the budget is used appropriately and not over spent. Governors are given an update every term.
Our biggest costs are:
- Staffing – including Teachers, TAs, Office staff and Lunchtime Supervisors.
- Premises costs - which includes repairs, maintenance, grounds maintenance and our rates, water, gas and electric supply
- Supplies and Services - which includes learning resources, IT resources, staff training, extended school expenses and external professional services.
As part of the budget we have an allocated amount of £1345 per pupil who are eligible for free school meals or have been in the previous 6 years. We have to report online every year what this is used for. You will find details on the Pupil Premium page on the website.