The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and in 2012–13 individual schools were allocated funding for children from low-income families who were eligible for free school meals, looked after children and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces. Pupil Premium is funding allocated to support the school to raise standards. The funding is targeted on a range of initiatives which help to improve achievement and narrow the gaps. Pupil premium is reviewed on a termly basis.
You can view or download our Pupil Premium allocation and find out how this has been used at our school:
Corona Virus (COVID-19) Catch Up Premium
Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). Those from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds will be among those hardest hit.
Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the guidance on curriculum expectations for the next academic year.
Schools have the flexibility to spend their funding in the best way for their cohort and circumstances.
The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for substantial primary school sport funding. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
The grant has vastly enhanced the quantity and quality of PE provision in school. Throughout the last few years more children attended after school and lunchtime clubs, children experienced a wider range of new sports including golf and judo, an increased amount of coaching was brought into school, the school took part in an increased number of intra school and inter school activities, staff training was increased and more resources were purchased. The school won a significant number of local competitions and took part in more level 3 competitions than before. We were awarded the Gold Sports Mark which recognised the quality of PE currently going on at Copeland Road Primary School. The grant paid for the increased coaching, training, apprentices, resources, travel to sports events and competitions, booking venues and booking new sports in school.
You can view or download our Sports Premium allocation and find out how this has been used at our school.
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