Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is a Government initiative that targets extra money to schools based on the number of pupils from socially disadvantaged backgrounds as research shows these children are more likely to underachieve compared to their peers. The funding is provided with the express intention of supporting these pupils in achieving their full potential.

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium monies, which is additional to the underlying schools budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.

While the money is awarded on a per child basis, the funds are not to be spent each year on a particular child; the money is pooled and allocated according to need in order to ‘close the gap’.

The targeted and strategic use of Pupil Premium will support us in achieving our vision of closing the attainment gap and accelerating progress across the School.

How do we use the Pupil Premium Grant?

The Pupil Premium funding is used for academic interventions; in particular, small group and 1:1 tuition which is led by teachers and teaching assistants. St Nicholas C of E Primary School acknowledges that the attainment and progress of children can be affected by a child’s self-esteem and wellbeing. Therefore the pupil premium can also be used for pastoral support and enrichment activities such as nurture groups, music tuition and Forest School. We also use Pupil Premium funding for staff CPD (Continuing Professional Development) as the quality of the staff delivering our interventions is of the utmost importance.

For more information regarding our principles and provision of the Pupil Premium please see our Pupil Premium Policy.

To view how the pupil premium has been spent in previous years, please see our Pupil Premium Reports listed below:

Pupil Premium 2015-2016
Pupil Premium 2014-2015
Pupil Premium 2013-2014
Pupil Premium 2012-2013
Pupil Premium Policy

Sports Premium

In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education (PE) and sport. This funding should be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision.

Funding has been allocated to all maintained and state-funded schools with primary phase pupils, including: primary, middle, special and non-maintained special schools, academies and pupil referral units from 1 September 2013. A typical primary school will receive about £9250 annually in the academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15.

Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.

At St. Nicholas’ C of E Primary School we have put together a two year plan to support sports and PE in our school.

The main focus for 2013-14 are:

  • Specialist gym lessons for all pupils
  • Sports activities for all children at lunchtime
  • New playground markings for both Key Stages
  • New surface for the Reception playground

The main focus for 2014-15 are:

  • One ‘free’ sports after school club for all children Y1 – Y6
  • New sports equipment
  • Sports activities for all children at lunchtime

Download the latest Sports Premium document below:

Sports Funding 2015-2016