The Government provides academies and schools with additional funding to help reduce inequalities and gaps in attainment between those students who are on free school meals (FSM) and their peers. This funding is called the Pupil Premium.
Pupil Premium Report 2019/20
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 have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) within the past 6 years, a smaller amount allocated according to the number of children of service families, and an allocation for each pupil who has been ‘Looked After’ (in care).
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 support pupils from low-income families.
At Newnham Primary School, we have chosen to spend our Pupil Premium money to support the following areas which we have identified as being barriers to success for our Pupil Premium children.
- Small group tuition outside of the classroom to support and boost academic learning
- Individual interventions such as Play Therapy which will address emtional barriers to learning
- Structured group interventions to address SEMH barriers
- Providing enriching opportunities for pupils, such as attending before and after school clubs as well as school trips
All schools have to show that they are using their Pupil Premium fund appropriately. This is measured through Ofsted inspections and annual performance tables showing the progress made by children who are eligible for Pupil Premium. In Newnham Primary School Pupil Premium Strategy 2019/20 (in documents to the left), we show how much money we have been allocated, how we intend to spend it, how we spent our previous year's allocation and how it is making a difference to the attianment of disadvantaged pupils.
If your child qualifies for free school meals, it is important that you tell us - even if they take a packed lunch - as this enables them to claim Pupil Premium.
The government is spending over £450 million on improving physical education and sport in primary schools. Schools can choose how they use the funding to best improve their sports provision, sport participation and attainment.
Details of how we allocated the grant for the academic year 2018-2019 can be viewed by downloading the document on the left-hand side of the page.
2019-20 Our Sports Premium funding allocation for this year is £11800.