Pupil & Sports Premium
Pupil Premium Funding
Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals (FSM) 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.
The government believes that the pupil premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for FSM and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
In most cases the pupil premium is paid direct to schools, allocated to them for every pupil who receives free school meals. Schools decide how to use the funding as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need.
Source – DfE website.
St Alban’s is a SMALLER THAN AVERAGE PRIMARY SCHOOL, serving a community that lies in the top 10% of the country for deprivation; the pupil premium funding is used to make a real difference for our most vulnerable children. The allocation of funds is carefully considered to make the greatest impact possible to support the developing needs of our children and help them to make the best progress they can. The pupil premium funding supports our eclectic curriculum in offering a high class learning experience, which is carefully balanced to ensure we provide as many opportunities as possible to narrow any gaps in learning, secure high standards and improved attainment and outcomes for children, including the most vulnerable.
Our commitment to nurturing the needs of the whole child are rooted in the Gospel Values shared in our SMALL SCHOOL, we believe everyone deserves RESPECT and must be valued for the person they are regardless of culture or belief in an atmosphere of TOLERANCE.
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St. Alban’s Catholic Primary School took every opportunity to embrace the spirit of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and to ensure we become part of our country’s Olympic Legacy. Since 2012 it has been our mission to introduce our children and their families to all kinds of sporting events and opportunities, and we have demonstrated that sport really is for all, and there is something for everyone!
In 2013 the Department for Education (DfE) introduced The Sports Premium Grant for primary schools. Since that time each year every primary school has received this funding into its budget to enable them to resource the P.E. curriculum and improve outcomes for pupils within their school.
Our school’s first priority was to set about securing facilities for the long term, our aim to establish a varied menu of high quality sporting and P.E. activities designed to excite and captivate all of our children. Our approach to sport and P.E. is therefore inclusive ensuring no child is left behind; it encourages healthy lifestyles and promotes well-being and positive mental health by developing personal skills including resilience and perseverance. It supports our school’s development work to ensure improved and raised academic standards and progress measures.
It is our aim to develop children’s long-term enjoyment of sports and physical education and activity, by creating and implementing an appropriate curriculum that engages all children and promotes sporting excellence. It is our ambition to nurture the next generation of sports men and women, empowering our children to become our future’s sporting legacy.
We provide for children throughout school a range of different and varied sporting activities and opportunities; our curriculum and extended schools offer is designed to introduce them to an eclectic mix of sports and activities, so that our children can be successful in finding the sport for them!
St Alban’s School has been awarded £10,000 from The Big Lottery Fund to install outdoor gym equipment. The children really enjoy using this equipment and are learning to keep fit and stay healthy. Please click on the following link to be directed to the Big Lottery Website where details of the award can be found: