Pupil and Sport Premium
What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is funding provided to schools which is additional to main school funding.
It is allocated according to the number of pupils on-roll who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), a smaller amount is allocated according to the number of children of service families and an allocation for each pupil who has been 'Looked After' (in care) for 6 months or more. In 2012, funding was extended to include pupils who have been eligible for free school meals within the past 6 years (Ever 6).
It’s important to know that a pupil does not need to have a school dinner, but the parents / carers must have applied and be entitled if they wanted one.
Click here to find out more about whether your child might be eligible – even if you choose not to have a school dinner, the pupil premium will benefit both the pupil and the school.
How is the funding used?
The PPG per pupil for 2015-16 was £1,320 and £1,900 for Looked After Children (LAC).
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. However, schools are to be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to improve educational attainment and support pupils from less privileged backgrounds.
At Wildridings Primary School, we ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils. We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups; this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are specifically assessed and addressed. In considering provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils eligible for FSM will be socially disadvantaged. We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are eligible for free school meals.
Please click on the links below to view our Pupil Premium Reports. They include information regarding how the Pupil Premium was spent in the last academic year, the impact of this funding and the plans for future spending.
Why is Physical Education important in school?
Physical Education plays a vital part in every child's physical, social, psychological and technical development during their academic years. This unique subject allows high quality coaching to be delivered to children of all ages and ability levels both practically and theoretically. Children are able to experience weekly practical sessions both indoors and outdoors, in a wide range of physical, creative and aesthetic settings. Physical Education enables children to become 'Physically Literate' by building up each child's physical skills, subject knowledge and understanding of the importance of health and fitness.
The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2015 to 2016 and 2016 to 2017 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – has been allocated to primary school head teachers.
This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
Purpose of funding
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but schools have been given the freedom to choose how they do this. A list of possible uses has been suggested.