PP and sports funding
Pupil premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils.
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and paid by a means of a specific grant based on school census figures for students who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as Ever 6 FSM). For looked after children, the Pupil Premium was calculated using the Children Looked after data return.
A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these students.
The Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding and will be used by St John’s CE Primary School to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible by ensuring that funding reaches the students who need it most to support and improve their learning.
Please see links at the side of the page to see how we use our PP funding. If you think you may be eligible please follow the links in the letter.
At St John’s we recognise that physical activity has numerous benefits for children and young people’s physical health, as well as their mental wellbeing (increasing self-esteem and emotional wellbeing and lowering anxiety and depression), and children who are physically active are happier, more resilient and more trusting of their peers. Ensuring that pupils have access to sufficient daily activity can also have wider benefits for pupils and schools, improving behaviour as well as enhancing academic achievement.
We are committed to ensure that all pupils have the most qualified teachers and instructors during their P.E. lessons. Through the sports funding provided by the government we have been able to expand our excellent sport provision with extra enrichment opportunities for all year groups.
Please see links below to see how we use our Sports funding to develop PE and sports at St John’s.