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Pupil & Sports Premium

What is the pupil premium?

The Pupil Premium provides additional funding on top of the main funding a school receives. It is targeted at students from disadvantaged backgrounds to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as pupils from less deprived families. Currently, the premium is worth £1320 and goes to students who are currently on Free School Meals (FSM) or have been registered for (FSM) in the past six years. Students in care, who have been looked after by local authorities for more than six months also continue to qualify for the Pupil Premium.

Why is there a pupil premium?

Students who have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point in their school career have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible. In 2009-10 GCSE statistics showed that around a third of students who have been on Free School Meals in the previous six years achieved five or more A*- C grades, compared to more than two thirds of their fellow students.

How will the impact of the spending of the Pupil Premium be measured?

At Deansfield Primary School, the usual cycle of data collection and the monitoring and tracking of attainment, will be used to inform progress and enable the early identification of need, support and appropriate intervention.

Schools receive designated pupil premium funding to support vulnerable children within the school.  Schools are free to decide how to allocate this funding to best support and raise the attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.




The government has announced that it is to continue with Sports Premium funding for the foreseeable future.  We are therefore delighted to be able to use the approximate £19520 sport premium funding to support the development of P.E. and school sport in 2021-22

Please click here to access the government website.

P.E. and school sport continue to play a very important part in the life of Deansfield Primary School. We believe that P.E. and school sport contribute to the holistic development of our children and through participation, our children build and learn more about our key values such as respect, unity, co-operation and kindness for themselves and others.

COVID restrictions have affected our provision of some sport and PE activities but our overall aim is to continue to raise the profile and standards in P.E. and school sport increasing the participation and opportunities offered to our children. We aim to provide higher quality lessons and improved learning for all within the guidelines.