Pupil Premium and Sports Funding

Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil Premium is additional funding for children in specific circumstances with the aim of raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers. Schools must utilise this funding effectively for identified pupils and are accountable for Pupil Premium expenditure.


Financial year 20

In the 2018 to 2019 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:

  • £1,320 for pupils in reception year to year 6
  • £935 for pupils in year 7 to year 11

Schools will also receive £300 for children of Service Personnel and £1,900 for each pupil identified in the spring school census as having left local-authority care because of one of the following:

  • adoption
  • a special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order
  • a residence order

If a pupil has been registered as eligible for free school meals and has also left local-authority care for any of the reasons above, they will attract the £1,900 rate.

Children in Local Authority Care will also attract this rate.

Sports Premium Funding
Sports Funding was introduced to schools to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport offered by developing our school's current PE and sport provision or by making improvements that will benefit future pupils. Examples of this include:
  • Utilising qualified sports coaches to work with staff to improve the quality of PE teaching.
  • Purchasing resources .
  • Introducing new sports and encouraging pupils to take up sport,  including through holiday or after school clubs.
  • Run or join sports competitions
Schools are accountable as to how Sports Funding is utilised and are expected to use this funding to effectively improve sport provisions.