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) and their peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle the disadvantaged reaches the pupils who need it most.
The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as the ‘Ever 6 FSM’). Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and children of service personnel.
Visit the Department for Education (DfE) website for more information:
Or follow the links below to see how our school has spent the funding and the impact:
Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure2013-2014
Parkfield Primary School – Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure Report – 2014
Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure Report 2015-2016
Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure Report 2016-2017
P.E. AND SPORT FUNDING
Government PE and Sport Funding Parkfield School has been allocated approximately £9 000 for PE and sport funding for the academic year 2013-14. This funding has to be spent effectively to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.
At Parkfield the funding has been allocated to provide the following provisions:
- Employing specialist PE teachers or qualified coaches to work alongside teachers in lessons to increase their subject knowledge and confidence in PE.
- Providing cover staff to release teachers for professional development in PE and sport.
- Employing expert advice to evaluate the schools current strengths and weaknesses in PE and sport, and implement plans for improvement.
- Providing high quality training for volunteers, parents and other adults other than teachers to run sports teams, after school clubs and assist in organising school sports events.
- Providing training for midday supervisors to introduce playground games at breaks and lunchtimes.
- Paying for transport to provide opportunities for children to experience festivals and tournaments at other sports venues.
This funding will continue to enhance the provisions for PE and sport at Parkfield and help to increase the participation in PE and sport so that all pupils will be provided with opportunities to reach the levels they are capable of whilst having fun, working as individuals or within a team and participating in competitive sports.
P.E. and sport Funding - 2015/16
PE Sports Premium Grant Expenditure Report 2016-2017