The pupil premium is a new Government initiative that targets extra money at pupils from deprived backgrounds, which research shows underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers. The premium is provided in order to support these pupils in reaching their potential.
The Government have used pupils entitled to Free School meals as an indicator for deprivation, and have deployed a fixed amount of money to schools per pupil, based on the number of pupils registered for Free School meals. This fixed amount of money will increase every year of the course of this current Parliament. At Southam Primary School we will be using the indicator of those eligible for Free School meals as our target children to ‘narrow the gap’ regarding attainment.
The funding will be used for:
PE and Sport Funding
From September 2013 the government has allocated funding directly to primary schools to support the provision of quality PE/sport. Each school will receive £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year for the next two years - here at Southam Primary that will mean around £8,500 a year. It's important that we use this money wisely.
Please click on the links below to see how we plan to utilise the Sports Funding Grant.