The Government believes that the Pupil Premium 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 disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
The Pupil Premium 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 ‘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.
Our pupil premium is targeted to meet the needs of our ‘Ever 6 FSM’ children. Where it can be, it also meets the needs of non-FSM children.
For more information about our latest Pupil Premium Strategy Statement, please follow the link below.
Blackshaw Moor CofE First School recieves the full sports premium grant each year. This money is spent in a variety of ways:
- Training for teachers leading to a better understanding of how to teach PE and acquisition of a widening array of skills.
- Employment of specialist teachers for PE, Dance and Gymnastics – children receive a more specialist curriculum.
- Purchase of a wider array of equipment for PE lessons and break times – children have a wider array of active activity choices during their free time.
- New storage facilities – children are able to select their own activities during playtime.
For more information about our Sports Grants, please follow the link below.