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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 SCHOOLserving 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 SCHOOLwe believe everyone deserves RESPECT and must be valued for the person they are regardless of culture or belief in an atmosphere of TOLERANCE.


Please click the following link for details of expenditure: 

Pupil premium 2017-2018 review and 2018-2019 strategy


Sports Premium

The Sports Premium Grant is additional funding from the Government to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. It is also for improving the health and well-being of primary pupils.

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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:

Big Lottery Fund