Pupil Premium was introduced by the government in April 2011 and is a payment given to schools, from the Local Authority, to help support children from families who have been eligible to free school meals (FSM), looked after children or armed forces children. The money is spent in school to help promote the educational well-being and outcomes for children.
What are we trying to achieve with Pupil Premium Funding?
At Bournmoor Primary School, we believe that all our children have an equal entitlement to meet their full potential. At our school we aim to:
- present a stimulating balanced curriculum which satisfies the needs and requirements of the National Curriculum ensuring each child reaches their potential;
- help pupils discover the joy of learning, develop lively enquiring minds, the ability to ask questions reason rationally to apply themselves to tasks and physical skills;
- help pupils acquire knowledge and skills relevant to adult life;
- help pupils understand the world in which they live and the inter-dependence of individuals, groups and nations;
- help pupils appreciate human achievement and aspirations;
- instil a respect for religious and moral values and a tolerance for other people and their opinions, other races, religions and ways of life.
How should Pupil Premium Funding be spent?
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil premium is spent, since it is felt they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils for whom they are responsible. The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools with pupils on roll in January of each year that are known to have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any time in the last six years. Schools are able to spend the Premium, which is additional to the underlying schools budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most eligible pupils.
How is the impact reported?
- It will be the responsibility of the Headteacher, or a delegated member of staff, to report to the Governors on:
- the progress made towards narrowing the gap, for socially disadvantaged pupils;
- an outline of the provision that was made since the last meeting;
- an evaluation of the cost effectiveness and impact of the provision in terms of the progress made by the pupils receiving a particular provision.
- Parents will receive information as to the progress of pupils through personal information sent home through reporting of assessment results at the end of the academic year.
What do we need to report on our website?
For the current academic year schools should report the following:
- our school pupil premium grant allocation amount
- a summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at school
- how the pupil premium will be spent to overcome these barriers and the reasons for that approach
- how we will measure the effect of the pupil premium and the date of the next review of the school’s strategy
For the previous year we need to show how we spent the pupil premium allocation and the effect of the expenditure on eligible and other pupils.
At Bournmoor Primary School we spend our Pupil Premium money in a range of ways. Click on the links below to see how we have used the funding and the impact.
- Pupil Premium Statement 2020 to 2021
- Pupil Premium Statement 2019 2020
- Pupil Premium Impact 2018 to 2019
Catch Up Premium
The government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure. This funding includes:
- a one-off universal £650 million catch up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time
- a £350 million National Tutoring Programme to provide additional, targeted support for those children and young people who need the most help
You can view or download our Catch Up Premium allocation and find out how this has been used at our school.
The Government provides funding to primary schools each year to provide money for sustainable improvements in the provision of PE and sports.
This funding is jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and money goes directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all the children. The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
Children take part in swimming lessons in Year 3 in our school and then again in Year 6. This is to ensure that as many as our children as possible reach the required expectation by the end of Key Stage 2 to be able to “swim confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.” At end of academic year 2020 we anticipated that 71% of Year 6 children would attain this competency based on prior performance.
In 2019-20 we offered swimming to all our Key Stage 2 pupils to ensure that all pupils (including those new to our school) had the opportunity to complete lessons. A timetable for this was shared with parents in our September newsletter.
You can view or download our Sports Premium allocation and find out how our Sports Premium has been used at our school.
- Sports Premium Funding (2020 to 2021)
- Sports Premium and Impact (2019 to 2020)
- Sports Premium Funding and Impact (2018 to 2019)
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