Pupil Premium Funding
Pupil Premium funding was launched by the Government in April 2011 in order to raise the attainment of pupils that may be vulnerable to underachievement, and close the gap between them and their peers. The funding is now allocated to children who are looked after by the local authority, those who have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point in the last six years and for those children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.
The money is allocated to initiatives to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially.
As a school, we decide how the Pupil Premium is allocated and we are accountable for the use of the funds. We have a responsibility to report on the progress of children receiving Pupil Premium and demonstrate how we are using the grant to have a positive impact.
Our intention at Sutton-at-Hone CE Primary School is that all pupils, irrespective of their background or the challenges they face, make good progress and achieve high attainment across all subject areas. We aim to teach our children important knowledge and skills through the provision of an exciting and varied curriculum within a Christian environment, so that they become confident, independent learners with a passion for life-long learning. The focus of our pupil premium strategy is to support disadvantaged pupils to achieve their full potential, including those who are already high attainers, through improving teaching and learning, improving classroom pedagogy, developing an ethos of aspiration for all to succeed, supporting attendance, supporting children’s wellbeing and self-esteem and ensuring high-quality teaching for all.
Is your child entitled to Pupil Premium?
You may apply for free school meals if you are entitled to receive one of the following:
- Income Support (IS)
- Income-based Job Seekers Allowance (IBJSA)
- An Income-related Employment Support Allowance (ESA(IR))
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Child Tax credit (provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income, assessed by HM Revenue and Customs, that from 6th April 2009 does not exceed £16,190)
- The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
If you fulfil any of the above criteria and wish to apply, please complete an application and return it to the address at the bottom of the form. You can collect a form from the school office or it is available to download using the following link:
If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the school office or your child’s class teacher.
Sports Premium Funding
The Government has provides substantial funding to promote and develop primary school sports. It is jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and goes directly to primary schools to be spent on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children in both the short term and long term.
Sports Premium funding is also used to support swimming. At Sutton-at-Hone Primary School, we are lucky enough to have our own swimming pool in school, to complete our National Curriculum requirements for Swimming and Water Safety.