Pupil Premium and PE & Sport Premium Funding

Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil Premium funding is allocated to schools to help improve the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils. The Pupil Premium grant allocates funding to schools on the basis of the number of their pupils deemed to come from disadvantaged backgrounds and asks schools to demonstrate how the money is helping to close the gap between them and their peers. Pupils who are eligible for Free School Meals or have been eligible for Free School Meals during the previous six years (known as Ever 6), receive Pupil Premium funding, as are children whose Parents/Carers are in the services. Children who have been Looked After for one day or more, were adopted from care, have a special guardianship order or a residence order receive Pupil Premium Plus funding.

Our Pupil Premium Strategy outlines how we are using the Pupil Premium grant to provide high quality teaching for all, targeted support and other approaches to narrow the attainment gap. As a school, we believe that all pupils, irrespective of background, should feel a sense of belonging and that high quality and inclusive teaching should make learning accessible for all children.

Miss Terry is our Pupil Premium Champion and Miss Riseborough is our Designated Teacher for Looked After (LAC) and Previously Looked After Children (PLAC). Our Disadvantaged Pupils Governor is Mr. Paul Chapman and our next Premium Review will take place in September 2021.

If you have any further questions, please contact one of the above members of staff via the school office:

Tel: 01752 201177 (option 2) or email: ecs@ecs.plymouth.sch.uk

For information on whether your child may be able to get Free School Meals, please click on the following link: www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals/plymouth

PE & Sport Premium Funding

From September 2013, the government allocated £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This extra funding is allocated directly to primary schools.

Schools receive PE and Sport Premium Funding based on the number of pupils in Years 1 to 6. In most cases, the amount received is determined by how many pupils at the Academy attract the funding using data from the January school census.

Schools must spend the funding to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils but they are free to choose the best way of using the money.

For example, funding can be used to:

  • hire specialist PE teachers
  • hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
  • provide existing staff with teaching resources to help them teach PE and sport
  • support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
  • run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • run sports activities with other schools.

The School Leadership Team and Governors evaluate Pupil Premium and PE & Sport Premium Funding spending and the impact upon attainment and progress of pupils.

Our Pupil Premium and PE & Sport Premium Funding Governor is Mr. Paul Chapman and our next Premium Funding Review will be in September 2021.

Please click on the links below to download our reports.