Pupil Premium and Sports Grant

All schools receive funding called Pupil Premium, which relates to the number of pupils on Free School Meals, in order to narrow the gap towards national expectations and give all children the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Although all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 now get Universal Free School Meals, schools only receive the Pupil Premium funding if parents or carers are registered for Free School Meals. Please ask at the office for advice.

Pupil Premium

For the year 2020-21, all schools in England received £1345 per eligible pupil. During this academic year, they include: children currently on Free School Meals (FSM), children who have received FSM within the last 6 years (Ever6), children who are looked after (CLA) and children of service personnel.

In future years, the term Disadvantaged will be used to include FSM, Ever6 and CLA who are eligible for funding in line with amendments by the DfE.

Further details can be found via the following linked document in the attachments below.

Sports Grant

The Government’s vision for PE and school sport, supported by the national partners is:

"All pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport."

The 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 to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. The government has provided double funding for 2018/2019.

Further details can be found via the attachments below.

Swimming

The government requires schools to report on the number of children, in Year 6, who met the national swimming requirements. At Dixons Marchbank we teach swimming in Year 4. In 2019/20, 46% of our Year 6 pupils met the national requirements when they went swimming in 2016-2017 (Y6 in 2019-2020).

National Curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

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