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Pupil Premium & Free School Meals
The Government introduced the Pupil Premium Grant in April 2011. This grant, which is additional to main school funding, is seen by the government as the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable.
Schools can decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
At Bannerman Road Community Academy we support all our pupils. We do this by providing high quality classroom teaching supplemented by interventions to support vulnerable learners as and when required. The Senior Leadership Team and Governing Body monitor the impact of all spending and interventions, including the Pupil Premium.
Primary PE & Sports Grant Funding
What is the Primary PE and Sport Premium?
The Government has provided funding of £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools over the 3 academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016.
This funding is jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and goes directly to primary schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
All schools with 17 or more primary-aged pupils receive a lump sum of £8,000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil.
Please see below details of the allocation and impact of this funding for Bannerman Road Community Academy.