Purpose of the Pupil Premium Funding (from the Department of Education)
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 the children of service personnel.
In most cases the Pupil Premium is paid direct to all schools, allocated to them for every pupil who receive free school meals. Schools decide how to use the funding as they are best placed to access what additional provision their pupils need. The Government believes that Headteachers and school leaders should decide how to use the pupil premium. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:
- the performance tables which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers
- the new Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, in particular those who attract the Pupil Premium
Please use the link below to find our how the funding has been allocated
PE and Sport Premium Grant for Primary Schools
Grant for 2015-16 £10,400
Grant for 2016-17 £10,555
This grant has been used to support the appointment of a Sports Coach. Their role is to plan, deliver and monitor a co-ordinated programme of high quality physical education and activities which are progressive and reflective of the needs of children. The aim is to increase participation in PE and school sport by ALL children at Merryhills Primary School.