Pupil Premium Funding
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?
From this year, we will be looking at a 3 year strategy to move away from “time-consuming” full annual reviews. Instead we will look at a “multi-year approach”, such as one review covering a three-year period, with “light touch” annual reviews. Thus following the DFE’s directive which would help schools take a longer view of the support the grant would provide and “align their plan with the wider school improvement strategy”. We will still summarise annually though due to the changes to the Pupil Premium year on year.
Below is the 21-24 full Pupil premium strategy including the pupil premium grant and also recovery premiums we have received as a school .
The money is allocated by the number of eligible children in school. The school receives £1300 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.
Click the links below to see our Plans and Reviews
Pupil Premium 2020-2021
We are proud to have invested money in providing high quality PE using specialist coaching. This is in addition to the Sport Premium money as we value fitness and team games here at Beaconside. The children therefore benefit from great coaching and the teachers get to inspire in the classroom which means high quality learning all round – everyone’s a winner and we all get fit!
What is the Sports Premium Funding?
Sports Premium funding is money allocated to school to improve the health, wellbeing and academic achievement of children through sports and activities. Sport is an important part of our curriculum and extra curriculum provision at Beaconside. We aim to deliver high quality Physical Education teaching and a wide and varied range of sports and activities for children after school.
How is Funding allocated to schools?
Each school receives a lump sum and money per pupil. For 2017 - 18 this is £8000 plus an additional £5 per pupil. This means Beaconside receives around £10,000 to support to spend on PE and Sport provision.
Click the link below to see our spending plan for 2017 - 18