Premiums and Funding
The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. It is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), Looked after Children, children adopted from care and Service Forces children. It also includes pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure). Pupil Premium funding is available to both mainstream and non-mainstream schools, such as special schools and pupil referral units.
More information can be found here
If you think your child may eligible to receive this additional funding and support but are not sure whether the school are aware of this, you may speak in confidence with the school office on 0116 296 7600. Alternatively, you can call Leicestershire County Council on 0116 305 5000 to check eligibility.
Schools are free to spend Pupil Premium funding according to how they feel each individual child can best be supported. Below are details of how we at Highcliffe Primary Academy have spent the funding in previous years and the impact it has had on learning. We also show our plan for spending in this academic year.
|Planned Sports Premium Spending
|2023 - 2024
|Pupil Premium Strategy Statement
|2022 - 2024
|The EEF Guide to Pupil Premium
What is the Sports Premium?
The Sports Premium is a grant allocated to schools for the development of a high-quality PE curriculum and for the promotion of healthy lifestyles. The PE and sports funding can only be spent on sports and PE provision.
Purpose of Funding
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Possible uses for the funding might include:
- Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE
- Supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional Change4Life clubs
- Paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport
- Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport
- Running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games
- Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport
- Providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs.
How will we be spending the Sports Funding and who will benefit?
We believe that the money must be used so that all children benefit regardless of sporting ability; that all children are given the opportunity to compete in competitive sports and that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development.