Pupil Premium and Sports Funding

Pupil Premium and Covid-19 Catch up 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.


Academic Year 20-21

In the 2020 to 2021 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:

  • £1,345 for pupils in reception year to year 6

Schools will also receive £310 for children of Service Personnel and £2,345 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 £2,345 rate.

Children in Local Authority Care will also attract this rate.


Below our Pupil Premium Funding statements for the last three years is our 2020-21 Covid-19 Catch up Funding plan and statement of intent. In August 2020, the Government announced additional funding for schools to deliver Catch-up sessions following the Covid-19 lockdown measures. This amounted to £80 per pupil.

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.