What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding provided to help schools which must be used to support children from low income and other disadvantaged families. This is because national statistical evidence shows that it is these children which form the majority of those pupils who may not succeed in education and whose adult life chances may then be seriously affected.
Pupil Premium funding is primarily aimed at children who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM). This includes any child who has been registered for FSM in the past 6 years. Funding also covers children in care who have been looked after continuously for more than 6 months, while a smaller “Service Premium” has also been introduced for children whose parents are serving with the armed forces.
Each school is free to decide how to spend the Pupil Premium allocated to it, but every school is expected to use the funding to help close any gaps in attainment between eligible pupils and their peers. Schools are held accountable for this by publishing details of their allocation and their plans for expenditure. Schools must also provide a statement for parents and outside agencies confirming previous allocations, expenditure and the impact which this has had.
We currently have no children in our school eligible for pupil premium.
General Information: What is the Sports Premium?
The Government has allocated funding to improve the quality of provision of physical education and sport in primary schools for all of our pupils. The funding is ring fenced which means that it can only be spent on PE and sport provision in school.
We are held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils progress and participation in PE and school sport. We are required to publish on-line information about how we have used the additional funding, including details about our sporting provision alongside curriculum details. This will ensure that parents/carers and others are made fully aware of the PE and sporting provision at Milburn Primary School.
Purpose of funding
Schools can only spend the sport 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 include: hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches, paying for professional development opportunities for sport, running sport competitions, or increasing participation in school games, purchasing sports resources & equipment, providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs.
At Milburn Primary School we feel it is important to encourage pupils to lead healthy and active life styles. Milburn endorse a holistic approach to the development of sport and physical activity for all. We want to enhance the quality of teaching and learning of physical education at Milburn, making the best use of resources to enhance our PE provision in order to raise participation and achievement for all pupils.
Sports Premium Funding 19-20