Pupil Premium Funding
What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium provides additional funding to students in Key Stages 1-4, in addition to the main funding a school receives, and is intended to help students from disadvantaged backgrounds ‘close the gap’ through raising attainment and improving progress.
The Department for Education provides additional funding for students who:
- are looked after by the Local Authority in Care;
- are members of a family of an Armed Service Parent;
- are, or have been in the last six years, eligible for Free School Meals.
Currently 110 of our students in Years 9-11 (15.3% of the total cohort) receive Pupil Premium. The challenges associated with these students are varied and a bespoke approach is required for each individual student.
You can read more about our Pupil Premium Strategy, how the Pupil Premium funding is used, a summary of how we used the 2017-18 and 2018-19 funding, and our plans for the 2019-20 funding, in our Pupil Premium Funding statement.
PE & Sports Premium
The Government is spending over £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools between 2013 and 2016. This funding is allocated directly to primary headteachers.
The Bury Sports Trust has been formed to provide "All-Through PE" for students within all the Trust schools. It allows for PE staff to go to every campus, and for the primary phase campuses to have specialist PE teaching. It also allows for provision of students across all campuses to work together during extra curricular activities, and allows for students within Key Stage 2 in the Trust to have heavily subsidised sports coaching on Saturdays and during the schools holidays.
You can read about how the Trust is spending the PE & Sports Premium on the following documents: