Pupil Premium and Sports Premium Information

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 2021-2022
Pupil Premium Grant Strategy 2020-2021

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.

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.

Download the latest Sports Premium document below:

Sports Funding 2019-20
Sports Funding 2020-21