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Pupils & Sports Premium

“The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.”

DfE 2016

We use our Pupil Premium allocation for a range of purposes designed to benefit those pupils who are deemed to be at a disadvantage due to family circumstances. 

We use the additional funding to employ and train staff members to support pupils learning and purchase additional resources particularly supporting key subjects such as English and Mathematics.  We also use it to enhance the wider curriculum through funding activities such as extra-curricular clubs, trips and residentials visits.

Funding is also available to support music tuition and providing enhanced cultural experiences for our pupils.

Parents and carers with any concerns about the financial costs associated with school are encouraged to speak to the Head or Deputy Headteacher in confidence.

 

Sports Premium

“The Sports Premium is [allocated to schools] to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport in order to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.”

DfE 2015

We use our additional funding to purchase support and services from Stanground Academy Sports Partnership.  This is used to:

  • develop teachers' skills, confidence and expertise across all Key Stages to ensure that we can deliver high quality PE and Sports provision to all of our pupils. Our intention is that improvements in teaching and organisation of PE at our school are embedded and sustained in the future
  • provide access to sports festivals and participation in a range of inter-school competitions for all year groups
  • support additional, extra-curricular clubs for all year groups such as multi-skills clubs and after school netball, football, cricket, dance and gymnastics clubs
  • enable all Key Stage 2 classes to access blocks of weekly swimming sessions taught by qualified teachers.

Key Sports, a commercial coaching company, have also been commissioned to help improve and extend our offer of extra-curricular clubs at different times throughout the year.