Pupil Premium

How much we receive, how we spend it and what impact it has

Pupil Premium is a payment made to schools by the Government. It makes up part of the school’s funding, is received into our budget and is made available for use throughout the whole school. Schools are free to decide how to allocate this funding to best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.

What is Pupil premium Funding?

Pupil premium is given to schools to raise attainment of pupils eligible for free school meals (or those that have been eligible within the last 6 years).  It was first introduced in April 2011.  Since then the amount schools receive has increased and schools must carefully plan, monitor and evaluate how this money is allocated.

How is funding allocated to schools?

The money is allocated by the number of eligible children in school.  The school receives £1345 per child for every child that is in eligible for free school meals or has been in the last 6 years.  Further funding of £1900 is allocated for every Looked After Child. 

How do we use it?

We use research from the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) to help plan the best use of our Pupil Premium Funding, as well as looking at the needs of individual pupils and year groups, and the strategy for using this funding changes each year, depending on each cohort. A small part of the funding is always available to help children attend extra events such as educational and residential visits , if they would otherwise be unable to do so. We continue to believe that this is a very important aspect of their whole-school experience and is vital for them to thrive personally and socially. Children in receipt of Pupil Premium can also request money towards school uniform purchases.

 Click the links below to see our Plans and Reviews:

Pupil Premium Strategy 2021 - 2022

Pupil Premium Strategy and Review 2020 - 2021 


 Sports premium

How we spend our grant:

The Government has provided additional funding for physical activity and wellbeing and has committed to continue this funding. This is intended to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. The Funding, provided jointly by the Departments of Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport has been allocated to primary school Head Teachers. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

  • In 2013 - 2014 we received £8,180.00
  • In 2014 - 2015 we received £8,000.00
  • In 2015 - 2016 we received £8,000.00
  • In 2016 - 2017 we received £8,170.00
  • In 2017 - 2018 we received £8,170.00
  • In 2018 - 2019 we received £12,000.00
  • In 2019 - 2020 we will receive £16,500.00

Our Aim

We aim to create a stimulating environment where all children are provided with opportunities, to plan, participate in and evaluate their physical education and where they are given opportunities to try new activities, which will inspire them to become more active.

This will enable St Michael’s Primary School to promote a lifelong love of sport, physical activity and the outdoors environment.

Our Values

We believe that PE in a safe and supportive environment, is vital to a child’s physical and emotional well-being and development. A high quality, PE programme ensures that children’s needs are at the forefront whilst encouraging them to realise the importance of an active and healthy lifestyle.

Our Objectives

We aim to do this by promoting a life-long love of sport, physical activity and the outdoors through the following objectives:

  • Thorough application of PE Programme of Study, utilising expert coaching wherever possible
  • On-going high quality CPD for staff
  • A range of physical activities during playtimes, such as introducing Huff & Puff resources to Key Stage 1 as well as upgrading the playground.
  • A variety of after school clubs to target all interests and abilities, including tennis, cricket and Moki keep-fit.
  • Providing links to community sports clubs

As children move through primary school, they must develop their physical and cognitive skills in order to lead and develop sport later on in life. This can be aided by providing numerous sporting events to not only ignite interest but keep that interest alive.

In order to do this we have committed our 2019-2020 Sports Funding of £16,500.00 to the following:

  1. Providing ehancements to swimming lessons and transport for KS2 pupils
  2. Providing expert sports coaching & on-going CPD for the year across KS1 & KS2.
  3. Providing coaching for Y1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6
  4. Buying into a local competition calendar 
  5. Improving outdoor access facilities for EYFS
  6. Development of assessment and impact monitoring
  7. Enabling outdoor activities and associated transport
  8. Replacement of outdoor play equipment.
  9. Purchase of 'Balance Bikes' and associated equipment.

In terms of impact, we see that all of our children have a very positive attitude towards PE and competition. They are generally very keen to take part in all physical activities and are always particularly enthusiastic when involved in inter-school competition. Participation in extra curricular events, including more adventurous outdoor activities and overnight stays, is always close to 100%.

We are pleased to be able to report that in 2018, 100% of Year 6 could swim at least 25 metres. Our current Year 6 children can also swim at least 25 metres.

We believe that the SSG has enabled us to build a bank of expertise, skills and experience within our staff that will enable us to continue providing an exciting and diverse range of physical activities for years to come. This sustainability of provision is one of the most valuable aspects of the SSG.