Pupil, Sport Premium & Covid Catch Up
What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional Government funding for schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. The school receives Pupil Premium based on the number of children in the following groups:
- Pupils entitled to free school meals (FSM) now or at any point during the past six years.
- Pupils who have been continuously Looked After for the past six months.
- Pupils who are adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 or have left care under a Special Guardianship Residence Order.
- Pupils of parents who are currently, or during the past three years, serving in the regular armed forces, or are in receipt of a pension from the MOD
- Schools have the freedom to spend the funding, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for Pupil Premium pupils.
You can find out more about the Pupil Premium on the Government website.
Please read our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement, attachment below, to find out about the funding we receive at Meadow Park and how it supports our work with disadvantaged pupils.
What is the Sport Premium?
The Sport Premium is a sum of money paid to primary schools by the Government specifically to improve their PE and sport provision. The idea behind this funding is to promote healthy lifestyle choices and give children opportunities to reach the performance levels they are capable of.
We believe that PE and sport play a vital role in helping children thrive at Meadow Park Academy. You can read about the impact of this funding in 2021-22 in the attached statement below.
Catch up funding Strategy
Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). The government has announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up. This includes a one-off universal £650 million catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time.
Although all children have had their education disrupted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Government feel that it is likely that disadvantaged and vulnerable groups will have been hardest hit. That is why, alongside the universal catch-up premium, they are launching a £350 million National Tutoring Programme to provide additional, targeted support for those children and young people who need the most help.
To see how we are using our catch up funding please read the attachment below.