Pupil Premium Funding
The Pupil Premium fund is provided to schools as an additional amount to the schools main budget. It is calculated according to the number of pupils on-roll who are currently eligible for free school meals (FSM), those children of service families and for those pupils who are being 'Looked After' (in care) for 6 months or more. In 2012, funding was extended to also include pupils who have been eligible for for free school meals within the past 6 years.
Schools decide how this Pupil Premium funding is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for those individuals in those categories. However, schools are held accountable for how they have used these additional funds and must publish this information on their school website.
Information regarding how we spent the Pupil Premium Funding, an evaluation of this spending and how we plan to use it in this academic year is available below.
In March 2013 the Government announced that it would provide additional funding to primary schools to support the improvement of provision of PE and sport. The funding, allocated to headteachers in primary schools is ring fenced and can only be spent on PE and sport in primary schools. The headteacher and governors are accountable for the spending of the funding.
The premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport. It is to benefit primary-aged pupils and to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.
At BPJS, we aim to ensure the funding is used to raise standards in PE and Sport attainment and that our pupils engage in physical activity as part of the curriculum and through extra-curricular provision.