Catch Up, Pupil Premium and Sports Funding
Pupil Premium Funding
The Government awards additional funding to schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged, looked after or service family children. In 2020/21, this funding is £1345 per pupil identified as disadvantaged, £2345 for looked after and previously looked after children and £310 for children of Service personnel. At St James, this money is spent in an number of ways including the provision of additional curriculum opportunities for disadvantaged children; financial support for school trips and extra-curricular activities as well as funding additional staff in school to provide targeted interventions and classroom support. If you think you may be eligible for Pupil Premium funding, please contact the school office and we will be delighted to support you through the application process.
From 2021/22, the PP strategy statement also incudes the funding for Recovery Premium.
PE and Sports Premium Funding
The Government currently provides additional funding for PE and Sport. In 2020/21, this is £16,000 plus £10/pupil in Years 1-6. At St James, we allocate this money to develop and broaden the sporting provision for all children: providing funding for transport to extra curricular events and competitions; providing high quality equipment for PE lessons and recreational, break time activities and to develop our staff to deliver high quality PE sessions.