Pupil Premium is additional funding which is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the last six years (known as 'Ever 6 FSM').
The Government believes that the current Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. The Department for Education urges schools and local authorities to encourage parents to register their child as eligible for FSM so that each school receives their maximum Pupil Premium entitlement. Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families.
At Christ Church our vision statement stresses our commitment to nurturing the talents, widening the horizons and developing the skills of all children, so they have a firm foundation for individual growth. We place a high priority on closing the gap between our children on Pupil Premium and their non-Pupil Premium peers.
Please refer to the links below to see our Pupil Premium Policy; our Pupil Premium rationale; how much Pupil Premium has been allocated to our school over the past three years; how it has been spent and the impact it has had on our learners:
In April 2013, the Government announced new funding for Physical Education (PE) and Sport. The funding should be used to improve the quality and breadth of sport provision. Funding has been allocated to all maintained and state-funded schools with primary phased children from 1st September 2013.
Here at Christ Church, we strive to get all children involved in PE activities, both in school and in extra curricular activities so that they may live life in all its fullness. Through funding and our school curriculum, we aim to make sports enjoyable and promote values and attitudes that will allow our children to flourish.
Please refer to the links below to see how much PE Premium has been allocated to our school over the past three years, how it has been spent and the impact it has had on our learners:
COVID-19 Catch Up Premium
Following the COVID-19 pandemic, the government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up. This includes a one-off universal £650 million catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time. This equates to £80 per child.
Below is our rationale for how we are using the Catch Premium. As well as consider the School's vision and values, we have also ensured that we have followed the guidance from the Education Endowment Fund (EEF) to formulate our Catch Up plan. This EEF guidance can be found below too.
We have also included our Catch Up spend to date. This information was accurate as of November 2020: