The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England.
It’s designed to help disadvantaged pupils of all abilities perform better, and close the gap between them and their peers.
Pupil premium funding is available to:
- schools maintained by the local authority, including:
- schools for children with special educational needs or disabilities
- pupil referral units (PRUs), for children who can’t go to a mainstream school
- academies and free schools, including:
- academies for children with special educational needs or disabilities
- alternative provision (AP) academies, for children who can’t go to a mainstream school
- voluntary-sector AP, with local authority agreement
- non-maintained special schools (NMSS), for children with special educational needs as approved by the Secretary of State for Education under section 342 of the Education Act 1992
Schools maintained by the local authority must publish their strategy for using the pupil premium on their website.
Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6.
How the PE and sport premium is used
Schools use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of physical education (PE), physical activity and sport they offer.
At Gateford Park Primary School, we use the premium to:
- develop or add to the PE, physical activity and sport activities that we already offer
- build capacity and capability within school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
- raise the profile of PE and sport across the school
- increase confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
- offer a broader experience of a range of sports and activities to all pupils
- increase participation in competitive sport