The pupil premium is funding allocated to schools for pupils from low-income families. The specific purpose of this funding is to raise the attainment of eligible pupils as well as close the attainment gap between those pupils and their peers.
Eligible pupil criteria are as follows:
- Eligible for free school meals (FSM) in the last six years
- Looked after continuously for 1 day or more
- Adopted from care
- Children of Armed Forces personnel
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they feel is appropriate however all schools are held to account for how they have used this additional funding to address inequalities. Our report on how the funding has been spent and what the impact has been on the achievements of the pupils is publicised on the school website.
At St Winefride’s, staff and governors are committed to ensuring everyone is equal, supported and celebrated as we aim to develop confident and responsible individuals who aspire to reach their full potential, irrespective of need.
PE and Sport Premium
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of their physical education (PE), physical activity and sport.
We have used the premium to:
- Add to the PE, physical activity and sport that we provide
- Build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
We have used and continue to use the premium to secure improvements in the following 5 key indicators.
- Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity,
- Profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement,
- Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport,
- Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils, for example by:
- Increased participation in competitive sport, for example by:
Below are links to the current and previous year’s Pupil Premium report and PE and Sport Premium Report, along with the current three year Pupil Premium Strategy:
PE and Sports Funding Report