The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and in 2012–13 individual schools were allocated funding for children from low-income families who were eligible for free school meals, looked after children and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces.
In our school, pupil premium funding is used to overcome key barriers to learning created by deprivation such as:
- low levels of language and literacy skills on entry into school, particularly in some boys
- a requirement for social and emotional support to build confidence, skills and drive to aspire higher and attain greater depth standards
- absence rates and learning gaps of some groups of pupils require support
Our pupil premium strategy is reviewed termly by the curriculum committee of the governing body and senior staff. The date of our next strategy review is May 2022.
You can view or download our Pupil Premium allocation and find out how this has been used at our school. View further information about Pupil Premium.
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the UK government has provided a catch-up premium fund to schools to assist in supporting children with the learning that they may have missed. For the year, 2020-21, our school was allocated £10,160. You can read about our intended use of this fund and the impact it has here:
In 2021-22 academic year, this became the recovery premium and is monitored within the overarching pupil premium strategy statement. In 2021-22, the school received £9,715 in recovery premium funding.
In addition to this, schools could choose to make use of an additional fund for school-led tutoring. We began using this additional funding (£10,800 including £2,700 school contribution) in October 2021, and intend to use it, in full, by July 2022. The impact of this funding is monitored by senior leaders and the governing body.
Physical Education & Sports Premium
The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years until 2020 to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
You can view or download our Physical Education & Sports Premium allocation and find out how this has been used at our school.
At West Rainton Primary School, we take swimming seriously, using the ASA schools’ swimming awards system to assess and motivate our pupils to reach national standards by the end of Year 6. Please note, that swimming provision was halted from March 2020 until May 2021, as pools were closed. In response to this, £3000 of PE and Sport premium funding was utilised in 2021-22 to provide vital top-up swimming lessons to our oldest pupils.
You can see our latest swimming attainment report here:
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