The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and from 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. Pupil Premium Plus Funding is also available as those children classed as previously Looked After.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium funds should be spent, since they are best placed to assess the additional provision required to support the children in their care. However, they are held accountable for how effectively the Pupil Premium has been used and new measures included in performance tables capture the achievement of those disadvantaged pupils covered by the Pupil Premium.
In school, we carefully monitor and track the progress and achievement of all groups of pupils and have a robust system in place to identify under-achievement. Where required, intervention is put in place to address any issues.
Please click on the links below for further information on Pupil Premium spending and its impact.
The Government is providing national funding of £150 million per annum for academic years from 2013 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. At Lanchester E.P., we strive to promote healthy and active lifestyles and aim to provide sporting opportunities for all our pupils.
You can view or download our Sports’ Premium Expenditure Report and find out how this has been used at our school.