Pupil Premium and Sports Premium

The Pupil Premium

What is the Pupil Premium Grant? The Department for Education provides additional funding to schools for pupils who are eligible for Free School Meals; pupils who are cared for and pupils with parents in the Armed Forces. The Pupil Premium Grant is currently £1,345 for each pupil eligible for free school meals. The funding is intended to ‘diminish the difference’ between the attainment of pupils in receipt of the Pupil Premium funding and those who are not.

Mr Donbavand is our Pupil Premium Champion and Mr Fraser Penny is the governor with responsibility for monitoring the use of the Pupil Premium Grant.

If you think your child might be eligible for free school meals, please contact the school office for further information.

How much Pupil Premium funding is allocated for 2022-23?

Bollington Cross C.E. Primary currently receives a Pupil Premium Grant of £31,855. This is based on pupils, on roll and eligible for Pupil Premium funding, at the time of the January 2021 census. Our pupil population changes during the year but the funding remains the same until our next January Census.

What are the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at our school?

  • Emotional well-being, particularly lack of resilience and independence skills.
  • Low academic baseline – Many of our Pupil Premium pupils have identified additional needs or require some form of specific provision.
  • Support from home and limited experiences of the wider curriculum and community.

How the grant is used to address those barriers? Our Pupil Premium Strategy / Report (below) sets out how the funding benefits Pupil Premium Pupils at our school.

When will the Pupil Premium Strategy and Report next be reviewed? Dec 2025



The Sports Premium

What is PE and sport premium? The primary PE and sport premium was introduced in March 2013 to improve the provision of physical education and school sport in primary schools across England. The £150 million per year funding is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health, and Culture, Media and Sport (DfE, DH, DCMS). The funding is allocated directly to primary schools and is ring-fenced. This means it may only be spent on improving the provision of PE and sport in schools. In February 2014 the government committed to continue the funding until 2020.

How should the funding be used? The PE and sport premium must be spent by schools on ‘making additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport’ for the benefit of all pupils to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles. This means that the funding should be used to develop or add to the PE and sport activities that schools already offer and/or make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years. With this in mind, schools can choose how they use the funding.

Our Sports Premium Report (below) sets out how this funding benefits the pupils at our school.


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