The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools to help raise attainment of those pupils who may be disadvantaged or vulnerable to underachievement.
The government believes that the pupil premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM), Looked After Children and children from Service families by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
As a school we have prioritised the Pupil Premium funding to address the following issues:
What is the Sports Premium?
The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - will be allocated to primary school head teachers. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in school. Marchbank expects to receive £8190.