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 2023/24, this funding was set at £1455 per pupil identified as disadvantaged, £2530 for looked after and previously looked after children and £335 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. From 2021/22, the PP strategy statement also incudes the funding for Recovery Premium.


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.

PE and Sports Premium Funding

The Government currently provides additional funding for PE and Sport. In 2023/24, 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.