The Government provide additional funding to support schools in raising attainment for children who are eligible for free school meals, or who are in the care of the local authority and also for expenditure on improving the quality of sports and PE for all children.
This funding is split into what is known as Pupil Premium Grant and PE & Sports Premium Funding.
What is a Pupil Premium Grant?
A pupil premium grant is additional funding the Government supply to schools to provide additional funding to support schools in raising attainment for those children who are eligible for free school meals, or who are in the care of the local authority.
The pupil premium grant was introduced in April 2011 after it was recognised that, in general, these groups have a lower attainment than those from less disadvantaged backgrounds. Schools are free to spend the pupil premium grant as they see fit to support targeted pupils. A school’s pupil premium grant will benefit pupils from those vulnerable groups either directly or indirectly.
Pupil Premium Documents
What is PE & Sports Premium Funding?
PE & Sports Premium Funding is additional funding the Government supply to primary schools to improve their provision of PE and sports.
This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture and Media and Sport to provide money which will go directly to primary schools for expenditure on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. This funding is solely for sport and PE resources within a school which they, in turn, have to use to improve their provision of PE and sport, but will have the freedom to choose the way they do it.
PE & Sports Premium Documents
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