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Pupil Premium Information

Background Information
Pupil Premium funding was introduced in April 2011 and is an amount of money (currently £1320 per eligible pupil) given to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years.  Schools also receive funding for pupils who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and children of service personnel.  Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit but are responsible for publishing how the additional funding has been used to support pupils.
Use of Pupil Premium Funding at Eastbury
At Eastbury Primary School, we use the Pupil Premium to support individuals and groups of pupils who fall into the categories outlined above.  The school also uses the funding to support other individuals and groups of children who the school has identified as being socially disadvantaged.  The academic progress of pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium is carefully monitored which enables decision making regarding appropriate interventions.  Wider school experience such as attendance at clubs and opportunities to engage in extra-curricular activities is also carefully monitored to ensure pupils at a social disadvantage have a rich and varied school experience. 
What is Sports Premium Funding?

In April 2013, the Department of Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport announced new funding of £150 million to support the delivery of PE and school sport.

Physical activity has numerous benefits for children and young people’s physical health, as well as their mental wellbeing (increasing self esteem and emotional wellbeing and lowering anxiety and depression), and children who are physically active are happier, more resilient and more trusting of their peers. Ensuring that pupils have access to sufficient daily activity can also have wider benefits for pupils and schools, improving behaviour as well as enhancing academic achievement.

Ofsted’s new Inspection Framework, which came into effect from September 2019, gives greater recognition to schools’ work to support the personal development of pupils, such as the opportunities they have to learn about eating healthily and maintaining an active lifestyle. Inspectors will expect to see a delivery of a broad, ambitious education, including opportunities to be active during the school day and through extra-curricular activities. At Eastbury we plan to use the Sports Premium Funding to secure improvements in the following 5 key indicators.

1. Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity

2. Profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement.

3. Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of staff in teaching PE and sport.

4. Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.

5. Increased participation in competitive sport.

Pupil Premium Strategy

The PDF document below explains how we are using this additional funding to support our pupils.

Pupil Premium
Strategy Statement
Sports Premium Action Plan