Pupil Premium Funding
Pupil Premium funding was launched by the Government in April 2011 in order to raise the attainment of pupils that may be vulnerable to underachievement, and close the gap between them and their peers. The funding is now allocated to children who are looked after by the local authority, those who have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point in the last six years, and for those children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.
The money is allocated to initiatives to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially.
As a school, we decide how the Pupil Premium is allocated and we are accountable for the use of the funds. We have a responsibility to report on the progress of children receiving Pupil Premium and demonstrate how we are using the grant to have a positive impact.
The Government believes that the 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 peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).
Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and children of service personnel.
Sports Premium Funding
The Government has provides substantial funding to promote and develop primary school sports. It is jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and goes directly to primary schools to be spent on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children in both the short term and long term.
Sports Premium funding is also used to support swimming. At Shorne, we visit Cascades Leisure Centre, in Gravesend, to complete our National Curriculum requirements for Swimming and Water Safety. Please see our results below: